Find out what research says about using nature as a tool to support children's development across learning domains. Discover strategies for creating time and space for nature play in your learning environment.
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.
Learn how to use the natural world as a learning tool to improve outcomes for young children in your center.
Loose Parts on the Playground
Find out how to use the natural world as a learning tool to improve outcomes for young children in your classroom.
Learn how to use ideas from nature to teach language and literacy in the classroom.
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.
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide inspiration, information, tips and resources for those who are—or who might be—interested in creating a Nature Club for Families.