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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 corn…

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.…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on February 3, 2014 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Nature Workshops for Early Childhood Educators

SPRING April/May/June

How to Actively Engage Children with Nature through Art.

The first six years of a child’s life are really important in their development. Being in nature ia a really dynamic place in which to learn.

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on February 27, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments

We Want To Learn Outdoors

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Last month, whilst back home in Scotland, I heard about a primary teacher from Peebles who was running forest school classes. I was intrigued how she was able to incorporate such classes into the school curriculum and wanted to learn more. Here is my short interview I had with the wonderful and inspiring Annie Edgar. (Later in the week, I was fortunate to visit the forest where Annie holds the classes. I took my niece and nephews with me. We had the most magical time and…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on December 14, 2011 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Art Attack In The Garden

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We move to our new house this week and while clearing out his room, Samuel found a blank canvas. "Oh mum, can I do a splat painting for my new bedroom?"

"Of course you can Samuel" I said and gladly handed him my basket of paints.

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He headed out to the back garden and lay his blank canvas on the snow.

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Samuel was in his element.

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He was completely and utterly free, wild and spirited…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on January 13, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Let’s Talk…Let’s Give Children Back Their Childhood

Let’s give children back their childhood.

Children are spending less time outdoors than ever before. “Let’s Talk” is a new online talk show asking QUESTIONS, getting ANSWERS so that YOU can take ACTION!

We ALL have a part to play in this revolution. Watch the videos:…



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Added by Marghanita Hughes on October 30, 2010 at 8:54am — No Comments

Kids Need Nature-Build a Fairy House

This post and the following 2 posts are dedicated to my beautiful friend Don who allowed me to hold this magical event in his grounds, a nature haven for wildlife.

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The Butterfly Girls of Summer Charity Event 2010 (Biggest Fairy House – Kelowna 2010)

These days, a typical child spends only 4 to 7 minutes outside each day. Compare that to the 7½ hours daily the average kid uses electronic

media, according to the…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on September 5, 2010 at 9:07am — 2 Comments

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