April 10, 2017

Parents and Kids

Kids

scigirls

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PBS science experiment
Make your own water filter to clean out dirty water

PBS science experiment
Make your own water filter to clean out dirty water pt 2

SciGirls
SciGirls is a show for kids ages 8-12 that showcases bright, curious real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives.

 

 

Parents

Nature Play. Simple and fun ideas for all. Photo credit: Play England

Nature Play. Simple and fun ideas for all. Photo credit: Play England

 

 

Global youth-led community action program
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) global youth-led community action program, comprised of thousands of young people inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall to make the world a better place.

Nature Play. Simple and fun ideas for all
This practical guide on nature play offers fun, simple and cost effective examples of play ideas from easily sourced materials. Its presentational style, through photographs, also illustrates clearly to practitioners and partner organisations what is meant by nature play.

Discover Water
Discover the role of water in our lives

Natural families
The Natural Families Network engages parents and families from across the country and around the world in frequent, active time together in the natural world.

Read about the evidence of play in Explore the Evidence. Children today suffer a sever deficit of play. Photo credit: Alex Webb

Read about the evidence of play in Explore the Evidence. Children today suffer a sever deficit of play.
Photo credit: Alex Webb


What is nature play? Bring nature back to America’s playgrounds.
Children have a natural affinity towards nature. NWF and the Natural Learning Initiative at North Carolina State University, have created a guide for creating enticing outdoor play spaces as close as your backyard, patio or balcony.

A parent’s guide to nature play
Green Hearts’ acclaimed booklet, Parents’ Guide to Nature Play, is available on our website.  In 20 concise pages you can learn about what makes great nature play, why it is important, and how you can restore it to your children’s daily lives.

Explore the evidence
Explore the world’s best research on play, spanning the fields of economics, psychology, child development, education and neuroscience

Green your school. Uphaus Early Childhood Center planted a squarefoot garden with every classroom. Photo credit: greeningyourschoolyard.com

Green your school. Uphaus Early Childhood Center planted a squarefoot garden with every classroom.
Photo credit: greeningyourschoolyard.com

 

Nature play activities recipe
Whether you’re a parent, playworker or teacher, use these nature play activity recipes to explore nature and help children experience the benefits of connecting with the natural environment through play.