As a beautiful afternoon corroded around a group of moms desperately searching backpacks for any semblance of an edible crumb, I jogged to my car and pulled out my Super Snacks. For once, my Super Mom cape was starched, ironed and flowing beautifully behind me.Read More
With a renewed sense of responsibility and an awareness of the good that can be accomplished (if he could just harness the power of fire), he sets out into the woods to try to decipher what items will burn. What will work as tender, what will light quickly or burn slowly?Read More
It can be a bit difficult to transition from the over-scheduled, entertainment-filled expectations of the outside world to the setting of Nature School. Often times, we struggle with the desire to fill every second and keep kids on the move. We wrestle with the ability to give kids responsibility and then back off and let them do their thing. We fear the problems they will encounter and the big feelings they might have to feel. This is a disservice to our young people!Read More
This quick break from the norm, the shake up of routine, and the excitement of adventure can turn around a tough day and change attitudes. Nature's Magic works every time!Read More
Nature Awareness is getting a lot of buzz these days.
There is a good reason for that, too! The benefits of time spent in nature abound and include some pretty important stuff, like sensory development in children, activating the Default Made Network in the brain at any age, and simply working our ability to actually USE our senses. Bringing Nature Awareness activities into your home doesn't have to be some elaborate endeavor!Read More