Outdoors

Learning About Land And Water Formations – Montessori Outdoor Explorations

Nature is a wonderful and inspirational source of learning opportunities no matter where you choose to explore it. Children are free to learn and discover outdoors at their own pace, which normally requires a great deal of movement.   As you probably know, learning and movement are closely intertwined. We do lots of outdoor explorations with hands-on activities. …

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The Silence Game In Nature – Empowering Children with Mindfulness

Many of us probably didn’t know how precious moments of silence are until we became parents or teachers. We all can agree that our world lacks silence today more than ever before.  The noise we create is not necessarily produced by loud sounds. Noise can be made by clutter, unnecessary overload of visual and sensory information and stimulation. Noise takes away focus from …

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Montessori Inspired Explorations At The Beach

Taking Montessori classroom outside creates great opportunities for hands-on learning using minimum materials and effort. Sun, fresh salty air, the sound of crashing waves – what a perfect setup for fun explorations for kids. We headed to the beach to do fun Montessori activities as a part of the preschool homeschool program. Before allowing children to …

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Quotes on Nature – Steering Away From Nature – Deficit Disorder

Today children need nature like never before. In nature, children get calmer, become carefree, move spontaneously, regain a sense of wonder. However, Nature – deficit disorder is becoming more real and prevalent. It is important to reflect on great benefits and positive effects of the outdoors on child’s life.  There is a good reason I chose to call my blog “Montessori Nature”. Nature …

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Handcrafted Natural Play for Kids

At any time of the year outdoor is a best natural playground for kids of all ages. Kids learn so much by spending time outside in a fresh air. It is beneficial to prompt child’s play with natural materials. Natural open-ended play for kids is endless fun. Possibilities to create, construct, investigate, learn, experiment are …

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Art with Nature – Creative Nature Hunt for Kids

The world of nature is full of surprises and inspiration. A palette of colors, different forms, and shapes provides children with an enormous amount of opportunities for creativity. Creative thinking is one of the most valuable aspects of a child’s learning that defines success and satisfaction in the future. I love nurturing creativity in my …

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Outdoor Learning Activities with Free Printables

  Outdoor learning activities and games are trendy among children, especially during the summer holidays. Children benefit a great deal from spending time outside exploring and adventuring in the green outdoors. Nature’s classroom is fascinating and incredibly diverse. These ideas will inspire you to spend some fun and meaningful time with your child outdoors.   …

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