Tag Archives: nature

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…

Finding a Place to Play

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play really is the work of childhood.“ Fred Rogers [/cmsms_text][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] If you read the newspaper, scroll through your Facebook feed or subscribe to any blogs about nature connection, outdoor play…

Screen Time Overload (for adults)

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] The last three weeks have been an exciting ride – working together with my close friend and colleague to set up, refine and then launch Educated by Nature into the world. We have spent our time developing our website, thinking about marketing, updating and managing our Facebook, Twitter and Youtube accounts, developing booking…

Children can be risk assessors too…

[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…