Childhood Is A Time of Wonder – Dandelion Love

I have always loved dandelions! When I was young, I would make daisy and dandelion chains and I still do! I also love drawing dandelions, observing the butterflies and bees that visit them but the best thing of all, is sharing the wonders of these amazing flowers with my students. This week with my special needs student, we are learning all …

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 …

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 …

Let’s Make Nature Play Every Day

Winter offers new investigations regarding the trees. We began our lesson by noticing the trees that were evergreen, like the giant Ponderosa Pine trees. We stopped to admire these friendly giants. Elise remembered the bird nests we built with the pine needles last week. Play… Moving about keeps us warm during these cooler winter days. Elise loves owls and so we …

Once Upon a Time…

Storytelling with Nature: Once upon a time their was a little Dragon… Children learn out of interest and curiosity. Elise is one of the special needs students I am working with this year. During our one to one session last week, she drew a dragon cloud in one of her paintings and told me she loved friendly dragons, so in …

Nature Art – Sensory Play

Today’s focus was on Trees – colour, texture, shape, leaves, seeds… We began down at the lake – bark rubbing Elise is one of the special needs students I am fortunate to be working with this year. We learn together through nature play! We then headed back up to the wooded area at the back of the garden, gathering fallen …

Nature Art Therapy

During our one to one nature art therapy sessions – I have the privilege of playing and creating, learning and growing with this beautiful child. Elise is one of my special needs students that I am working with this year. I cannot express the joy she is gifting me as we get creative with nature. Playful Sensory Experiences Yesterday, our …

Short Introduction Course

Q: Want to be happier, healthier and more creative? A: Immerse yourself in nature. I can show you how with “Educating the Heart with Nature Art” Program. The first two chapters on this beautiful journey of rediscovery offers you personal enhancement development and gifts you balance and harmony back into your life: Short Introduction Course: Chapters 1 and 2: Personal …

Freedom to Play and Explore

Children need meaningful outdoor experiences that invite them to play, learn, and explore their place in nature. All young children are creative. Nature play helps nurture imagination and creativity. “In their play and self-directed exploration they create their own mental models of the world around them and also models of imaginary worlds. Adults whom we call geniuses are those who …