Nature really is the ideal muse. It has been an important part of our home education journey for over two decades. My favourite things to do in nature are: walk, take photos, harvest wild foods, swim in lakes and rivers, beachcomb, collect tiny treasures for our nature shelf, gaze at the clouds (or the stars, and the moon), grow food, create ephemeral art and observe animals. My other favourite thing is sharing these experiences with my children, and their friends.
I hope you have an opportunity during the current situation where it's difficult to get out and about, to still be in nature, in any small way, every day.
Nature Play Australia exists to support educators and families to increase the amount of unstructured play time children spend in nature. They offer various tools, projects and resources nature play. Click on Locations on their site to access information specific to your state. And there are extra resources here to support families spending more time together during the current pandemic restrictions.
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