Connecting the Child to Mother Earth’s Heart Workshop

Nurturing the Whole Child You are invited to attend a Nature Art Workshop on 22nd March in Vancouver with Marghanita Hughes. As parents and teachers, we have an important role to play in nurturing every child’s creative potential, one that is full of wonder, joy and imagination. During this unique workshop you will learn engaging ways you can support children …

A Mothers Love is the Beginning of Everything

My mother loved art college and graduated as an art teacher but gave up her career to bring up my (3) brothers and I. (She returned to teaching when we were much older). Love is the beginning of everything When I was little, my mother held my hand and took me outdoors to listen to the birds (her favourite being …

Friday Fun with the Forest Fairies

The Forest Fairies love hanging out with their giant friends – the Ponderosa Pines!   “To climb a tree is for a child to discover a new world” – Froebel   Let the Forest Echo with Laughter Once More…   Learning through play, exploration and discovery is an essential part of early years education. Imagine…   Outdoor learning involving nature …

Storytelling with Nature

Had oodles of fun today in the snow recording a new video session for Storytelling with Nature. Can you guess what storybook we were sharing today – it features a Crow as the main character and all his forest friends and involves snow and fire?   The students (both young and old) love making the characters out of clay and …

Storytelling is a fundamental form of human communication

We are all storytellers, sadly though, today in our fast paced technologically driven modern world, storytelling is being forgotten. That’s why I love to support organizations that help raise awareness of the importance of sharing our stories and storytelling. Last week was National Storytelling Week in the UK so today I would like to share a few little stories with …

Keep close to Nature’s heart

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir We have lost our intimacy with nature My love affair with trees began in childhood. Climbing up into the welcoming arms of the silver birch in our back garden was probably …

Illuminating Beauty

Her peaceful smile speaks to my heart – whispers of love have my spirit dancing. As I gaze in awe at this mystical beauty, seeing the moon as if it were the first time, my heart fills up with love and appreciation and a warm glow floats around my awakening body. Spellbound by her illuminating beauty, I am reminded of our …

FREE E BOOK – Orange Moon and the Grandmother Tree

Its National Storytelling Week in the UK and to celebrate I am gifting FREE copies of my ebook – Orange Moon and the Grandmother Tree. If you would like to receive a Free copy, simply share with me what you love about storytelling or why you believe storytelling is important; or share why you love trees, maybe you have a …

Nature Play All Year Round: Investigating the Elements: Water

There was a scattering of snow left in the forest and by the lake shore offering wonderful opportunities for my special needs student to investigate the element: Water I try to have an offering for each lesson that allows for spontaneous exploration and free-flowing creative adventures. This morning Elise noticed the paint containers were full of ice, what a delightful …