Putting aside our issues.....with the cold

How many of you just love being outdoors? I know for me, I love it.....when it's warm. Now that winter is around the corner, I'd prefer snuggling up with a blanket on the couch, in front of a fire. I often hear others say, "It's too cold to go outside." As much as I don't pre ..

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Five Ways to improve a child's spatial awareness

Five Ways to improve a child's spatial awareness: 1. Let them spin in circles just for fun! 2. Rolling down the hill....and then rolling back up the hill again 3. Spinning in tight circles on their swing 4. Playing on merry-go-rounds (wait a minute....aren't t ..

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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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Mud, Glorious Mud!

Every child should have a similar photo. Mud is the greatest thing ever invented. The best part: children can make it! Add some water to dirt and presto - you've got an AWESOME sensory experience. I've asked a few children how mud feels and I’ve received som ..

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