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.
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.
Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start professional development staff may use this paper with teachers, family child care providers, and home visitors.
This podcast shares some of the benefits that infants and toddlers gain by spending quality time outside. It also offers some ideas for how Early Head Start staff and parents can make the most of outdoor time.
Explore the important role of the garden as a place for play, inquiry, and building relationships.
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.
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.
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.
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