Importance of nature in early childhood

Here are seven articles supporting the importance of nature to children's development.

10 ways to get your kids out in nature, and why it matters: In his book, Louv shares many studies that have shown that spending time in nature has tremendous health benefits, among them


Those who play...

Nothing lights up the brain like play.

Those who play rarely become brittle in the face of stress or lose the healing capacity for humour.  Stuart Brown, MD

importance of play

By definition, play is purposeless, all-consuming, and fun. But as Dr. Stuart Brown, play specialist & psychiatrist,  illustrates, play is


Leaf art creations

The transient nature of leaf art ... I love it. I also love how children create little pieces of art everywhere and it is ephemeral and they have no attachment, they just move on. 

Babies and the importance of ritual

Babies and  ritual

Imagine what it’s like to be an infant. The world is all brand new — a fascinating, stimulating sensory delight — but the constant transitions, surprises and novelty can be intense and overwhelming.


National Literacy and Numeracy Week

National Literacy and Numeracy Week poster 2015

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Literacy and numeracy do not begin when we start school. They begin in early childhood. 


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