Backyard Bliss: Creating a Nature Play Space for Endless Adventures

In today’s world, where screens seem to dominate, nurturing a love for the outdoors in our kids is more crucial than ever. As a mom of two energetic boys, I’ve found that creating a nature play space right in our backyard has been a game-changer. It’s become a place where endless adventures unfold, and learning …

Rainy Revelations: Embracing the Weather to Strengthen Your Immune System

As I sit by the window, listening to the gentle rhythm of raindrops and feeling the chill in the air, I find myself pondering something curious. While many of us prefer to cozy up indoors when the weather turns cold and rainy, could there be hidden benefits to stepping outside and embracing the elements? Believe …

Embracing Child-Led Play: Why Letting Kids Take the Lead is Vital for Their Development

Have you ever stopped to think about how much unstructured time your child has in a day? Or have you ever come across activities for your kids that are truly child-led and unstructured? Chances are, in today’s fast-paced world, such opportunities are few and far between. But here’s the thing: they’re incredibly important for your …

What is Forest/Bush School? & Why should I get my kids involved?

I frequently get asked questions like, “What is Forest School or Bush Kindy?” Today, I’d like to shed more light on the concept of Bush Kindy or Bush/Forest School. In Australia, it often goes by the names ‘Bush School’ or ‘Nature School,’ while globally, it’s more commonly known as ‘Forest School.’ Picture this: instead of …

Fun and Educational Montessori Activities for kids

Empowering Independence in the Kitchen The Montessori approach emphasizes practical life skills and hands-on learning, encouraging children to be independent and capable from a young age. By engaging in real work, children learn important life skills, problem-solving abilities, fine motor skills, and concentration techniques. They also gain a deep understanding of the practical aspects of …

Let Them Play: The Case for Delaying School Start

Today, I want to talk about a topic that’s important to me as a school teacher who’s committed to preserving the natural world and nurturing our children: when to send your little ones off to school. It’s time we start to question the traditional beliefs surrounding early school enrollment. In our fast-paced society, it’s easy …

Nurturing Fearless Explorers: Embracing Risky Play with Our Beloved Kids

The ‘Be Careful’ Conundrum Picture this: It’s a sunny afternoon, and your child is standing at the edge of the playground, eying the monkey bars with a mix of excitement and uncertainty. You’re tempted to shout out, “Be careful!” But hold on, what if there’s a better way to approach this? Today, let’s chat about …

Sensory adventures

Step Outside and Play! Embrace the Magic of Sensory Adventures with Your Kids! Are you ready to embark on a fantastic journey filled with joy, wonder, and endless giggles? It’s time to take your little explorers outside to experience the beauty of nature’s sensory wonderland! 🌿 Did you know that sensory play is like a …