Making Time for Nature

Look with your heart and you’ll find the wonder of earth magic in every natural creation

I so love transient art, this vibrant, frozen masterpiece, had me spellbound. One minute its here – vibrant and alive, then suddenly the leaves escape the grasp of the clear ice, as the low winter sun’s energy melts its frozen state. So many lessons to be learned from nature.

How much time do we have?

If we, as adults, cannot make time to just beto see, hear, smell, touch, taste and appreciate the magical wonders gifted to us each and every day from our beautiful Mother Earth – how can we possibly expect our children to feel connected to nature; to have an intimate relationship with the natural world?

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“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” – Rachel Carson

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The Joy of Learning

One of the most exciting aspects of playing and learning in nature for a child, is the freedom to find and explore nature’s treasure and experience and capture the magic in their own unique way.

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Every season gifts it’s own magic

 

Discover, explore, capture the magic

 

 

Nature play every day, every season (view post here : Nature Play All Year Round)

Asking simple questions such as ‘who lives in this tree’, and exploring the abundant life forms existing on a single tree, expands the child’s mind and encourages exploration beyond the obvious.

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Showing how a tall pine grows from a tiny pine seed explores the wonder of creation and shows how small things can become great.

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How many seeds come from one pine cone; how many pine cones from one tree, explores the abundance of nature.

What if you dont have access to a forest or snow or lake?

Many educators and students don’t have access to a forest or lakeshore so what can they do?

Bring nature into the classroom  – grades 4 and 5 make their very own large stickpeople

 

Take the class outdoors – here we have grade one’s painting outdoors, embracing the elements. (Lesson on Canadian Artsist – Emily Carr – Chapter 11 Trees – Nature Art Program)

 

“Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” – Sir Ken Robinson

Visit the local park and celebrate the circle of life…

 

 

 

If you would like to discover more ways on how to reconnect with nature, please watch the video below or visit: NATURE ART PROGRAM

Time in nature opens our hearts and we begin to remember – that we are part of nature. When we touch nature, nature touches our hearts…

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Take time this weekend to rekindle that love affair with our enchanting Mother Earth, let her magic ignite your imagination and her abundant love and beauty fill your heart.

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We would love you to join us at Educating the Heart – you can join our online community through our wonderful NATURE ART PROGRAM or join us in person for one of our Nature Art Weekend

 

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Wishing you a beautiful and creative weekend, with love and gratitude, Marghanita x

 

 

 

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