Nurture Through Nature 2nd ED. (Paperback)
"Imagine a world where the lines were harsh and unyielding, the textures were consistent and variation is unheard of. Does it inspire you?
Now, image a place where the carpet changes every day, the ceiling is a myriad of different colours, light, shadow and movement. The feelings and movement completely surround you, sometimes breezy, sometimes cold, other times warm. Unexpected wonders fly by, sometimes full of colour and sometimes full of noise and movement.
If we really want children to thrive, we need to let their connection to nature nurture them."
Nurture through Nature explores the connection that very young children have to nature, and will take you through the natural elements that underpin a human desire to connect and be 'in nature.' This book will motivate and support you to consider the potential of an outdoor area for children under three and how you can respond to their motivations to create a magical natural environment full of awe and wonder.
Practical considerations will be given to how we as the adult can support a child in exploring different elements through case studies and examples. The book also includes resource lists to help you get the most out of each natural resource.
Each chapter celebrates a natural element such as mud. Practical ideas are detailed for taking children under three outside to play.