Make the JUMP! (Part 1 of 2)

While watching a presentation on outdoor play, the presenter showed us two pictures side by side.  One picture was a child playing a video game where a digital character was jumping over logs.  The other picture was a child outside … READ MORE

Learning in the Snow

With temperatures dropping, it is a perfect time for children to expand their knowledge and awareness of winter weather. Take this winter season as an opportunity to do an investigative study of the weather with the children by collecting and … READ MORE

Season of Gratitude

Take time this holiday season to pause and reflect on the beauty and wonder of this magnificent universe.  Daily go outside and feel the warmth of the sunshine on your skin.  Nightly go outside and look up at the sparkle … READ MORE

Restorative Properties of Nature

“The exposure to nature restores our cognitive functions, enabling us to concentrate better.” ~Stephen Mayer, professor of psychology at Oberlin University. In September, we talked about the start of school and getting back into the educational aspects of the indoor … READ MORE

Children and Conservation

Most of us didn’t start to learn the importance of conservation until we were adults: the idea of conservation was still new when we were children, and climate change was practically unheard of.  But now that we understand its importance, … READ MORE