Tag Archives: nature

Mud: A Renewable Resource

What is the one outdoor activity that every child loves (even if Mom doesn’t always agree)? Playing in the mud, of course! As we can all remember from our own childhoods, mud is that ever present, ever moldable toy that … READ MORE

Learning in Autumn

Take advantage of the last of the nice fall weather before the cool sets in.  Children will love to go on a nature hike and discover new bugs and plants with magnifying glasses.  Children enjoy using mirrors to see all sides of an object … READ MORE

Learning what Nature has to Teach Us

“Nature play is child initiated and child directed.”  This is a quote that I love from “The Real Benefits of Nature Play Every day” (Erickson & Ernst, 2011) It expresses how much children have to gain from free play outside.  … READ MORE

Learn about Herbs in the Garden

When gardening with children, you have many different options; there’s a vegetable, fruit, flower, and herb garden.  Which of these sounds like the most fun to you?  We will take a look at the benefits of each type of these … READ MORE

Learn About Worms in the Garden

In Vicki L. Stoecklin’s article, Gardening with Children; My summers at Beanstalk Children’s Garden, she writes, “If children do not have time to explore and fully understand nature, they are at risk of developing what is known as biophobia or … READ MORE