Natural Instincts

Recently, I observed a parent holding a young child, while talking to another adult. The adults didn't notice the child reaching for leaves - from a tree above them. Walking by, I took notice of the wonder and excitement in the child's eyes, as she reached out for the leaves. ..

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Children need space!

An outdoor classroom affords children the space and freedom to play - unhindered by adult fears.... Through our observations of children playing in the woods versus playing in the backyard during pick-up and drop-off for TimberNook camps (which is right near a house), we' ..

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When I Grow Up....

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a lawyer. I think it had something to do with defending others. I loved my friends and all the fun we had together. When an argument ensued or someone did something that was "wrong" to another, I was the mediator and wo ..

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