Before my three children came along, I was an Early Childhood Educator and an Early Intervention Specialist with an educational background in Psychology. I learned that when children are in a nurturing environment with access to inviting and engaging open-ended materials and they are given the freedom to explore and create, amazing things can happen.
Now I get to relive my childhood joys of exploring and playing in nature with my children, who I now stay home with full-time and educate at home. It was easy for my husband and I to pass along our appreciation of nature to our children. It’s just a way of being for us. As my children get older, I want to support their sense of wonder of the natural world so that it will continue long into their adult years. Providing regular experiences and opportunities in nature is crucial to doing so.
Nature Word – Campanulate post on The Smart Happy Project
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