Create an Ecosystem in your garden and nature will come to you!

Create an Ecosystem in your garden and nature will come to you!

Several years ago, when we moved into our new home, I knew we had our work cut out for us to bring the garden to life. The house was used as a rental property for several years with very little attention to the front or back yard.  Very little was growing except a few bushes in the front yard and […]

5 Steps to Being Green!

5 Steps to Being Green!

5 Steps to Being Green!   Are you ready to reach your sustainability goals?  Not sure where to start?  I have created a plan of 5 simple steps you can follow to help evaluate your current choices, determine greener options without getting overwhelmed and get you closer to reaching your goals! Step 1: Start learning about […]

My love affair with loose parts

Today I’m posting over at the wonderful Play Empowers blog about my love affair with loose parts. Kids really get to know the environment if they can dig it, beat it, swat it, lift it, push it, join it, combine different things with it.  This is what adults call creative activity…a process of imagination and […]

How to Give Unconditional Love to Your Child and to Yourself

How to Give Unconditional Love to Your Child and to Yourself

“The key is unconditional kindness to all life, including one’s own, which we refer to as compassion.” –David R. Hawkins All parents know that children need unconditional love to thrive. But how can we give our children something many of us haven’t really experienced? The answer is that each of us CAN experience unconditional love […]

Nature Play Guidelines Written by Clare Caro

Nature Play Guidelines Written by Clare Caro

Nature Play Guidelines The Nature Play Guidelines are easy to follow, helpful guidelines that will help guide any adult wanting to support children at play. This double page document is designed so that you can it print off for easy reference. Written by Clare Caro www.nature-play.co.uk http://www.nature-play.co.uk/uploads/9/4/5/3/9453622/nature_play_guidelines.pdf

Kindergarten class spends half the day outside each day to learn

Kindergarten class spends half the day outside each day to learn

Come September of next year, 22 kindergarteners will abandon their classroom each morning, rain or shine, for a hike into the woods where for the next 2 1/2 hours sticks and stones will replace pencil and paper. The students, from Sangster Elementary School in the Victoria suburb of Colwood, may well be the first kindergarten […]