Tag Archives: child development

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…

This year Educated by Nature are a part of the Perth National Trust Heritage Festival. We’ll be looking at ways to explore and celebrate our links to the past. In children’s play we find there is a deep rooted instinct to create and role-play tribal communities. There is a fascination for ‘living wild’, pretending to be…

‘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…

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] ‘Be Careful’ is a phrase that has become all too common in parent/child relationships. Of course we want our children to be safe, to not get hurt and ensure that the decision that they are making are thought through, considered and well executed. However we cripple children’s ability to self monitor and assess…