Friday Forest Fun

The Imagination is fundemental to all human activity “Creating secret forts, dens, hideouts, and playhouses isn’t just any random kind of play. It’s a universal drive that’s rooted in kids’ healthy development”– David Sobel This weekend why not build a Fairy home or create a Den…here is a FREE PDF Booklet to help you get started! Dowmload PDF Booklet here …

We Are One Big Family

The latest terrorist attack in New Zealand left me with a heavy heart. What can I do? When I feel overwhelmed I head outdoors. Nature always seems to provide me with answers. I had been working on a few ideas for my Spring Break classes – I had a load of driftwood lying about after the snow melt and decided …

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air – the days are longer – more time to play outdoors! “We lose our souls if we lose the experience of the forest, the butterflies, the song of the birds, if we can’t see the stars at night” – Thomas Berry Let us make time to listen to the birdsong; to stop and smell the …

Nature Art Program

Educating the Heart through Nature Art is a nature-based program designed for Educators wishing to foster love and compassion, creativity and imagination. Nurturing the unique spirit of each child. What others are saying about the nature art program:  “The past months I have spent discussing, reading and creating have been such a joy.  So much compassion has been put into each chapter. During a …

Happy Book Day UK

I LOVE BOOKS and Today is WORLD BOOK DAY in the UK. In celebration of this special day I am giving away a selection of my children’s books… Along with a few of the book characters from the book series – “The Little Humbugs” – my Forest Fairies Children love to dress up as their favourite book characters … Watch the …

Take a break from Technology

Why not take a break from technology and spend sometime in nature this weekend. I have selected a few videos and posts to inspire…. Even in the winter we can still play in nature with nature – longing for Spring? Instead of typing away on your computer or scrolling on your phone… …use your hands to create something from nature. Why …

I was due to arrive in Edinburgh this week to celebrate my mothers 90th birthday which is at the end of the month. Unfortunately I had to go for an emergency extraction of a troublesome wisdom tooth and was unable to make my flight. On the upside, when my head and jaw feel a little more normal, I’ll have more time …

Always with you

Last month Grandpa George, my father-in-law passed away peacefully. The finality of death can be hard, knowing you will never see loved ones in their human form again but I find peace, comfort, knowing they are always with us in spirit.  Nature Speaks Shortly after we heard the news that George had passed away a single dove arrived on one …

Clay Bears and Hibernation

As temperatures dropped to minus 20 the other day. I snuggled up in a blanket and thought about what activities we could do in class this week to keep warm outdoors. I love winter but there are days I just want to hibernate like the bears – this prompted a few playful ideas – clay bears, caves and den building. …