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Nature Play in Winter: 20 Simple Ideas

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Jun26
When children spend time outside, they have an increased appreciation for living things, and understanding of the earth’s processes and the relationships between flora and fauna. Nature play builds childhood resilience by providing children with an environment that allows for adventure, exploration and experimentation. These are the foundations for natural,

Nature Play for Babies: Simple Ideas for Exploring Together

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May15
Babies may not yet be talking, but they are communicating with their world already through exploration. Getting outside and immersed in nature is beneficial for people of all ages, including babies! The sensory experience that is being outdoors can be grounding and soothing for babies, exposure to sunshine assists with

Four Ways to Nurture Emotion Regulation

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May01
When we become distressed, our brains become ‘flooded’. Our body sends the blood from the front of the brain (the logical thinking centre) to the rear of the brain (the emotion centre). This means we are physically unable to think with logic and reason and instead act based on emotion.

Four Activities that Strengthen Connection

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Apr24
Many parents, including myself, enter the school holidays with fear. The break in routine that school holidays bring can be unsettling for parents and children alike. These activities have been curated with the intention of supporting a subtle mindset shift; from seeing school holidays as a time of overwhelm to

Transitioning to an Intentional Play Space

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Apr10
Are you overwhelmed by the idea of transitioning to natural and wooden toys? By removing the plastic and opting for ethical play pieces?  Our play space didn’t start out this way, it has been an intentional transition over the past three years. When Ark was younger I frequently made impulse

The Daily Benefits of Grounding/Earthing

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Mar13
Have you ever noticed when you’re walking barefoot outside on the grass or at the beach you feel different? Children act differently when barefoot. They seem happier, calm, more explorative and in tune with nature. This rewarding feeling isn’t just a coincidence, but is because there is a constant flow

Becoming a Low-Waste Parent

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Mar06
Guest Post by Sarah from Fully Nourished Health and Wellness Coaching Looking after our planet is crucial because it’s the only home we have – and it’s in trouble. If we don’t step up and cut down on personal waste, and make choices that reduce industrial waste, this trend will only

Anxiety in Children: How can we help?

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Feb25
Lets start by saying that anxiety is normal. We all experience it in some shape or form and our children are no different. We may call it something different; fear, worry or nervousness but regardless, it is a normal human experience. Feelings of anxiety bring about physiological sensations in our

Nature Play!

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Jan27
If you are following our journey here, you are probably already an advocate for nature play. Perhaps you have seen the joy it brings to your children, or observed them engage in deeper, more imaginative play while outdoors. In a society that is still learning to accept and promote open-ended

What is Loose Parts Play?

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Dec08
What is it? Loose parts play is the use of open-ended objects and materials in play. Loose parts are materials that can be stacked, lined up, combined, redesigned or be used in a way that is not pre-determined and instead, completely imagined by the child. Loose parts can be used

Nature Play in Winter: 20 Simple Ideas

When children spend time outside, they have an increased
appreciation for living things, and understanding of the earth’s processes and
the relationships between flora and fauna. Nature play builds childhood resilience
by providing children with an environment that allows for adventure,
exploration and experimentation. These are the foundations for natural, child
led learning! If you would like to read more […]

Read More

Nature Play for Babies: Simple Ideas for Exploring Together

Babies may not yet be talking, but they are communicating
with their world already through exploration. Getting outside and immersed in
nature is beneficial for people of all ages, including babies! The sensory experience
that is being outdoors can be grounding and soothing for babies, exposure to
sunshine assists with melatonin levels and sleep and they learn so much […]

Read More

Four Ways to Nurture Emotion Regulation

When we
become distressed, our brains become ‘flooded’. Our body sends the blood from
the front of the brain (the logical thinking centre) to the rear of the brain
(the emotion centre). This means we are physically unable to think with logic
and reason and instead act based on emotion. Dr Dan Siegel explains this process
and the functions of […]

Read More

Four Activities that Strengthen Connection

Many parents, including myself, enter the school holidays with fear. The break in routine that school holidays bring can be unsettling for parents and children alike. These activities have been curated with the intention of supporting a subtle mindset shift; from seeing school holidays as a time of overwhelm to a period of grace that […]

Read More

Transitioning to an Intentional Play Space

Are you overwhelmed by the idea of transitioning to natural and wooden toys? By removing the plastic and opting for ethical play pieces? Our play space didn’t start out this way, it has been an intentional transition over the past three years. When Ark was younger I frequently made impulse purchases that consisted of plastic toys, […]

Read More

The Daily Benefits of Grounding/Earthing

Have you ever noticed when you’re walking barefoot outside on the grass
or at the beach you feel different? Children act differently when barefoot.
They seem happier, calm, more explorative and in tune with nature.This rewarding feeling isn’t just a coincidence, but is because there is
a constant flow of energy between your
body and the earth. This strange […]

Read More

Becoming a Low-Waste Parent

Guest Post by Sarah from Fully Nourished Health and Wellness CoachingLooking after our planet is crucial because it’s the only home we have – and it’s in trouble.If we don’t step up and cut down on personal waste, and make choices that reduce industrial waste, this trend will only continue, and get worse. As parents, we […]

Read More

Anxiety in Children: How can we help?

Lets start by saying that anxiety is normal. We all
experience it in some shape or form and our children are no different. We may
call it something different; fear, worry or nervousness but regardless, it is a
normal human experience.Feelings of anxiety bring about physiological sensations in
our bodies as well as cognitive patterns of thinking. The experience […]

Read More

Nature Play!

If you are following our
journey here, you are probably already an advocate for nature play. Perhaps you
have seen the joy it brings to your children, or observed them engage in deeper,
more imaginative play while outdoors. In a society that is still learning to
accept and promote open-ended learning and move away from worksheet-lessons and
ever increasing screen […]

Read More

What is Loose Parts Play?

What is it?Loose parts play is the use of open-ended objects and materials
in play. Loose parts are materials that can be stacked, lined up, combined, redesigned
or be used in a way that is not pre-determined and instead, completely imagined
by the child. Loose parts can be used on their own, or with other toys. In
our home, […]

Read More

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