Tag Archives: Parenting

 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…

‘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…

CLAY NATURE IMPRESSIONS Nature Art activities for the school holidays! We stumbled upon a gorgeous book by Cathy James, The Garden Classroom. One of the activities contained in the book is Clay Leaf Impressions. You’ll first need to take the kids on a treasure hunt, perhaps to the local park or bushland, to collect interesting…

Peaceful Parenting. Is this a myth? An unattainable goal? At times I certainly think this to be the case. Peaceful Parenting sounds like a great idea in theory but my reality often feels as though it’s at the other end of the scale.Schedules, expectations of myself (and that I place on my children) and tiredness…

[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…