Schools in Windsor have transformed playgrounds into greener, more natural spaces, and they are finding that students are learning more and better. What a simple change for a huge benefit.
Read more in the Windsor Star: Anne Jarvis, “Outside Learning Enriches.”
April is Children and Nature Awareness Month with activities across North American and beyond. The Children and Nature Network supports those working in different areas: researchers, parents, educators, and organizations providing opportunities for children.
Check the map to see what is happening in your area.
I Love Dirt! 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature. By Jennifer Ward
Parenting by Nature just added a new department to our store, The Natural Library
. Nature Mom fell in love with this series of books after receiving ‘I Love Dirt’ as a gift.
In ‘I Love Dirt’ there is a nature activity for each week (52 in total) that cover all four seasons. At the end of each activity the author notes what it was designed to stimulate from creativity, imagination, observation skills, relaxation, awareness of surroundings, respect for animals, and so on. All of the books are designed to foster an appreciation of our natural world.
“No matter what your location – from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country – each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child’s sense of wonder.” ~I Love Dirt
Other titles in the series are:
Any of these books would make a nice gift for your loved ones any time of year.