Outdoor play supports infant and toddler health, development, and learning. Explore strategies and standards for strengthening young children's connection to the outdoors while keeping them safe.
Learn about benefits of outdoor time for infants and toddlers. Find suggestions for creating outdoor play spaces, safety considerations, and strategies and policies to support quality infant-toddler programming.
Find out how to use the natural world as a learning tool to improve outcomes for young children in your classroom.
Explore the important role of the garden as a place for play, inquiry, and building relationships.
When you learn and teach with Mother Nature at your side, you open the door to endless possibilities for children and for yourself.
Learn how to plan activities that use nature to teach children math concepts and skills.
In this video, explore ways to use ideas from nature to encourage science learning.
Learn how to use ideas from nature to teach language and literacy in the classroom.
Nature play is important for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, families, staff, and communities. Watch this video series, and apply the resources to plan successful nature-based activities.
Going outside is one of the best ways to connect children with nature. However, sometimes bringing nature inside offers exciting experiences for infants and toddlers. Use this News You Can Use to spark creative ideas for natural items that can be used inside with young children.