Category Archives: Curiosity

When We Find Comfort in Nature – A Class Story

Blog by Tamara Johnston and Trudi Bennett The Children in Nature Network (started by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods) is celebrating 15 years of the children in nature movement. Richard Louv introduced the world to the term Nature-Deficit Disorder. “Nature-deficit disorder describes the human cost of alienation from nature, among them;…

Building Trust and a Culture of Nature Connection at Mulberry Tree

This term, Trudi and Fay have been consulting with Mulberry Tree Childcare and Kindy at their long day-care and OSHC centres. A large part of the consultation process has been demonstrating to the educators how simple and engaging nature connection can be. Nature connection in our classrooms involves a lot of trust. Firstly, we have…

Wandering with Wonder

Wandering is one of the core routines of Nature Connection in the Art of Mentoring philosophy. It is about following what catches your senses or your heart and following that impulse to wander and explore. It evokes a sense of peacefulness as well as curiosity. The Art of Wandering may also open the possibility for…

Sing-a-Long: Rain

Another instalment of Educated by Nature Sing-a-long! This is a song very dear to our hearts. It was written by one of our dear friends (and original Educated by Nature team member, Jessica Taylor) and was a huge hit at our Mud Pies Nature Playgroups. It’s now a song that is adored by Daniel’s nieces…

The Power of Gratitude

To notice the intricate beauty in the world around us and to be grateful for such beauty is a powerful tool. It’s a skill that requires time, conscious thought, repetition and modelling. It can be a powerful contributor to a more positive outlook on life and a gateway to deeper connection to the natural world.

School Holiday Programs Perth – We Cook Our Own Food – KIN Village

We are incredibly fortunate to meet an increasing number of children through our KIN Village school holiday programs. We have observed over the last few years at our programs, and previously in our role as teachers, a decline in the number of children who possess even the most basic of ‘home’ skills. Children who didn’t…