With a few easy-to-find materials and willing volunteers, many settings and elements can be created to greatly improve children's spaces..
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.
The News You Can Use e-newsletter supports teachers, home visitors, and parents in providing quality care for infants and toddlers. Learn about planning for time spent outside with infants and toddlers in your program.
This News You Can Use is full of ideas about how to create outdoor spaces that are engaging for infants, toddlers, and their families. Early Head Start teachers and home visitors may use this resource to set up spaces for families using community resources such as parks, gardens, and nearby schools.
Learn how to use the natural world as a learning tool to improve outcomes for young children in your center.
Find out how to use the natural world as a learning tool to improve outcomes for young children in your classroom.
Learn about some of the health benefits and get ideas for fun outdoor activities!
By incorporating these 10 tips, you will create a beautiful and welcoming atmosphere for family and community members, and educators to enjoy their time outdoors and to be active participants in the play space.
This tool helps to identify the strengths and needs of an existing play space and serves as a basis for setting priorities and planning enhancements and improvements.
Learn how to plan activities that use nature to teach children math concepts and skills.