OUTDOOR SPACES & CLASSROOMS
When children and nature mix, something magical happens. I am fortunate to witness that magic every day in our outdoor classrooms.
With Spring time just around the corner, what better time to start thinking about creating an Outdoor Space or Classroom.…Continue
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I was writing notes for my speech for the Nature Education Conference in New Zealand and it sparked a visual idea that I had to draw. It seeded the theme of what will ultimately become the main thread of my talk.
We are of the Earth.…
Added by Marghanita Hughes on October 14, 2013 at 8:35am — No Comments
Our Children are the Caretakers of Tomorrow: In this book we celebrate nature and art, opening the hearts and minds of children - inspiring them to explore the wonders of the natural world and thier own unique creative…Continue
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If you answer YES to all of these questions you may wish to join this amazing journey in helping to grow "The Garden of Love"
1. Do you wish to help keep the enchantment of childhood alive?
2. Do you believe that picture books and telling stories are important in a child’s life?
3. Do you care about the future of our Natural World?
4. Do you believe in nurturing compassion, love, truth, respect and peace in our…Continue
My wish for Summer is that all children, everywhere get to experience a "childhood summer" ....to be alive in nature, to feel it, breath it, taste it, smell it, see it, dance with it..wonder at it and with it.....to celebrate it!
Added by Marghanita Hughes on June 21, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
I am super excited to announce the launch of my new children's book "Orange Moon and the Grandmother Tree".
I am looking for 5 reviewers to review my picture book which launches on 27th January 2012.
Just answer the question below:
"What was your favourite OUTDOOR activity as a child?"
Say hello to Orange Moon who, with a full heart and the magic of nature…Continue
It’s the second week of our Spring Break. Even though the kids are on holiday, like so many mums, I still have to juggle work – illustrations to be completed, orders to be dispatched, a laundry pile to be tackled, emails to be sent and phone calls to be made.
As I sat in front of my computer replying to emails, Sam appeared, his face beaming with excitement. “Check out this squirrel mum, it came right up to me while I was on the deck”.
My heart is filled with joy as I watch my teenage daughter at one with nature. It is so natural, so pure.
Like most girls her age, she is discovering being a teenager can be stressful.
Time in nature allows her to reconnect with what is real, what is true.
Sharing that time with her is precious.
Our time spent together in nature not only calms us but brings us closer…Continue
When children and nature mix, something magical happens.
Watch the video..........
Sadly today, children spend 90% of their time indoors.
I am passionate about getting children outdoors and connecting with nature. I believe if we inspire a love for nature in a child, it will lead to a desire to protect it. First we have to give children the opportunity and freedom to go outside and explore, discover…Continue