Nature Play is...
For all ages
Letting babies and children 'go' in nature, to play, explore and connect.
The focus of a Nature Play session is to allow the child the space, place and time for them to follow their own movement and play urges. The adult role of supporting child-led play is very important in these sessions - please take a moment to familiarise yourself with how to become a learning ally and check out the Nature Play Guidelines.
Nature Play is about creating a space for children to lead their own play and a place for adults to learn how to support that.
While 'child-led play' lends itself to the child being completely free to do what they want, there are certain boundaries which much be adhered such as no violent or aggressive behaviour. Likewise the adult cannot be violent or aggressive to another person. The Nature Play host will step in in such instances, and will also be there to gently remind people how to support child-led play.
In the early years of your baby's life the brain operates in the frequency ranges used in hypnosis - delta and theta. These are pure download states, downloading EVERYTHING at 40million bits per second! Being outside in nature and on the earth is being connected.
In order for our children to bond with nature and the earth, they must spend time outside.
Children need to play for their brains to grow to their full potential, to evolve their imagination and creativity. Please don't bring any toys into the woods, there are plenty of 'sausages', 'horses', 'houses' etc there already.
Nature Play is a FREE group for Mums, Dads, Caregivers, Nannys, Homeschoolers - all welcome.
"Child-led play is where the child
takes the lead, so that they can follow
their own play urges." Clare Caro
The Important Small Print -
Be responsible for yourself and your children. We encourage an atmosphere of free play for the children, however you will be responsible for your own child. We ask that you only come if accompanied by a child (unless two parents/carers attending for same child) and no more than three children under the care of a single adult for safety reasons.
No dogs. While we understand that dogs love the outdoors and many are children friendly, we would prefer to you to leave your dog at home please.
Photographs. Nature Play hosts will be taking photos and loading them up to facebook most weeks. If you have a problem with your child featuring in photos on facebook you will need to let the host know in advance. As a side note, all images used for promotional use (on-line and print) have permission and if you want to use any of our images, please ask first.