Outdoors

Outdoor Activities for Children with Free Seven-Day Planner

Do we have to make every experience outdoors “educational”? We really do not. The most valuable advantages children receive as a result of spending time in nature are exercise, a dose of fresh air, being able to experience a sense of freedom and learn spontaneous risk assessment. However, the question is: “Is a standard classroom …

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Learning about Leaves with Leaf Printables

Autumn is such a wonderful season, and the best one to observe nature’s transformation. The days grow colder and darker, the animals gathering food and preparing for winter, and the amazing leaves changing colour, from their usual green to the enchanting red, yellow or rusty. But did you know that there are two types of …

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The Importance and Benefits of Teaching Gardening to Children Toddlers to Preschoolers.

There’s this common misconception that gardening is an activity best suited for the elderly. However, that is not even remotely true. You see, studies have shown that there are many benefits of introducing gardening to kids at age toddlers to preschoolers. Through garden play, children acquire and improve crucial skills, have fun, and develop self-confidence …

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How to Make a Vegetable Garden for Kids

Children love dirt! Gardening is a perfect excuse to get dirty! Ann Sanders of A Green Hand  shared her easy to implement step-by-step guide to creating a nourishing vegetable garden with your children. Gardening is one of the major part of Practical Life activities children learn to master in the Montessori environment. In addition to …

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What happens if every child picks a flower?

With great pleasure, I introduce to you an inspiring blogger, author and nature lover Linda Åkeson McGurk of Rain or Shine Mamma. In this guest post-Linda is offering a different perspective and approach to nature-based learning and to the way we approach children’s interaction with nature. “Don’t pick that flower! It’ food for the bees.” “Leave that rock! Imagine …

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