I wished to convey in my painting the need to share our love – to cradle with gentleness and purity. When we hug someone, we envelope them with our love – in this embracement, peace and joy are shared. A hug makes us feel protected and loved and this touching gesture does wonders for […]
The most precious gift you can give is your time. Giving the gift of presence allows you to be truly in the moment with the one you are with. When you’re completely focused in the moment, fully present, your love radiates.
Feeling truly blessed and grateful to be able to share this sacred time with […]
We know from research that contact with nature is essential for the developing child. However, not every child will be returning to a Forest School or Nature Kindergarten.
We may not be able to take our students out into the forest or down to the lakeshore during class but we can bring nature into the […]
Friday 24th July: Design your own Clay Bugs and Mini “My Bug” story booklet
We will begin with a bug story, then go on a bug hunt. We will create our very own bugs using clay and natural items found from nature. We will then create a short story and illustrate it in our mini […]
NURTURING THE WHOLE CHILD
We can never be whole, in harmony, balanced, unless every part of us is healthy – body, mind and spirit – if we only educate the mind we are not whole, there is an emptiness that we need to fill.
Nature helps nurture harmony and balance which in turn lead to happiness.
Build a Fairy House and Den Week
Helping to raise awareness of the importance of nature and creativity in a child’s life.
When children and nature mix, something magical happens. That “magic” is part of childhood. Sadly today, many children have never experienced the magic of the natural world.
Playing games that originate from a child’s imagination […]
We cannot ask our children to help protect the Natural World when they know little of this world. Children need to be given opportunites to fall in love with Mother Earth. This is not a difficult task. In fact, it is incredibly simple…
…JUST STEP OUTSIDE AND PLAY!
Every day is Earth day
We tend to forget the […]
“Teaching young people about compassion is one of the most important things we can do for them and for the future of humanity “– Dalai Lama
In our outdoor classroom today (held on a local Organic orchard farm), we got to hold 4 day old chicks. These magical moments are moments of communion, moments of […]
Given a choice, children generally prefer to be outside in the fresh air, free to roll on the grass, climb the trees and rocks and chase butterflies amongst the flowers. When children spend time outside where they can be free to play, create, climb, sing and dance, they are happier and healthier.
Children thrive outdoors
To Learn, To Wonder
My mother turns 85 this week and I wished to gift her an illustration for her birthday. My mother loves music so I began to draw a soft, whimsical musical note. As the early morning sunbeams kissed my face, I felt my mothers love seep into every part of my being and I was caught in a […]
Educating the Heart through Nature Art online program:
This 12 month course provides solutions for Educators, Parents and Organizations wishing to rediscover the joys of teaching and reconnect children with the natural world.
Throughout this program you will find creative activities, inspired play, and thoughtful exercise all designed to connect children to nature and teach them […]
I love to get parents to join us for certain nature art activities. Earth in my hands is one such activity. We begin by collecting our very own pebble or stone.
We then begin to paint the Earth stone using blue to represent the sea, green (and yellow) for land and white for clouds.
As we paint, […]
” We are here to reflect the beauty of all life – the beauty of the trees, the grass, the animals, the birds, the rivers as they flow by. All these may be lost in time. While we are still here, can we not appreciate and love the land, the environment, so that when […]
“Children need nature for the healthy development of their senses, and, therefore, for learning and creativity,” – Richard Louv, Author of “Last Child in the Woods” and “The Nature Principle”.
I wholeheartedly agree.
Nature by far, offers the most magical and enchanting array of sensory exploration and learning for a child.
Children have been engaging their senses […]