I'm sad to report that one of the first pioneers and brightest shining stars of the children and nature movement has left us after a three and a half year long battle with cancer. Erin Kenny started the first forest school in the US, at a time when those were a completely unknown concept. She trained hundreds of educators in the "Cedarsong Way", her child-directed, nature-play based way of teaching preschool, and became an inspiration for many, myself included. She may be gone, but her legacy will live on.❤️️🌿 This is what I believe was the last article published about her before her passing; it's well worth a read. ... See MoreSee Less
A decade ago, on 5 acres of old growth forest near the heart of Vashon, islander Erin Kenny started something rarely heard of at the time: an outdoor preschool, where children, come rain or shine, spent their school hours entirely outside. Since then, the Cedarsong program has taken root and flouris...
We've compiled a list of 40+ beautiful children’s picture books about nature. This list is part 2 of our series & was curated from our personal favorites and those of a number of family, friends and fellow nature-loving parents. These books will inspire, educate and help your children develop a deep sense of love for nature and the outdoors. This list is perfect if you’re looking to add some beautiful books to your shelves at home, give as a gift or add to your library wishlist. #naturebooks #booklover #childrensbooks
As parents, we worry about our children because we care. But it's so important to try to let go a little bit and let them put their abilities to the test. They will learn through trial and error, from failures and successes and by taking risks, what they're capable of. And that will prepare them well for life.❤️️ ... See MoreSee Less