Campfire Conversations – Ep#03 – Sensory Risk Taking – Celebrating International Mud Day

Sensory Risk Taking, a term coined by Daniel Burton and Trudi Bennett when discussing the experiences we provide children that challenge their senses are generally missing from everyday childhood in our risk averse society. Here at Educated by Nature we feel that multi-sensory experiences are vital for healthy brain development. Nature provides positive sensory opportunities…

The Hunt

‘Alright kids, imagine you are a Chuditch*, silently hunting for your prey. Carefully move across the landscape…’ We had only taken a few delicate steps when we were interrupted by a wandering group of fellow wild children, whom, like me, were surprised to come across each other in this bush setting.  They were a group of…

Playground vs Playspaces

When deciding on new locations for our Mud Pies Nature Playgroups we search for simple nature spaces in local neighbourhoods. The ideal location is somewhere close to where families live so they can easily return to the space between our sessions. Somewhere that feels like it envelopes you with protective trees and bushes but also provides…