Category Archives: Sensory Diets

When Trudi and I started Educated by Nature, one of our main goals was to create environments and experiences where children could find opportunities for building resilience. We found, through our experiences as teachers, we had seen the rapid decline in resilience, self-efficacy and awareness in children of all ages in our communities. Today, more than…

 Feeling at Home in Nature What does nature connection mean to you? For me it means feeling ‘at home’ outdoors. Feeling comfortable, feeling safe, that I belong. Comfortable to sit on the dirt, in the leaf litter, on the rock. Safe enough to lie back, close my eyes and relax. But also with a keen…

We’ve had clay at our Mud Pies Nature Playgroup in Perth for a while now. It’s been a fantastic sensory experience. It’s slippery, sloshy and squelchy sometimes and other times it is solid and firm requiring strong finger muscles to manipulate it. Perth is such a sandy place that our young children rarely get to…

‘Transferable skills’ is a term usually reserved for recruitment agencies or people seeking employment. As a parent who is part of the Mud Pies Nature Playgroup community, I see that this term is just as applicable for young children. The other night at the dinner table, Miss Almost-Five announced it was time that she begin…