Bright Ideas - The Natural Start Blog

Why Toys R Us Should End Its New Ad Campaign

October 28, 2013

We hope lots of kids find great toys under the tree this Christmas, but not at the expense of the forests. Join us in letting Toys R Us know we don't support their new ad campaign. Read More

Turn Your Old Markers into Clean Fuel

October 5, 2013

Finally, when markers run dry, they don't have to be sent to the landfill. Crayola's new ColorCycle program offers schools a way to recycle spent markers, so they get a second life as a clean-burning fuel. Read More

New Report from North Carolina Promotes Healthy Weight in Early Childhood

September 26, 2013

The Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, NC State University, recently participated in a task force convened by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) to draft strategies that would target the obesity epidemic at its roots—the state’s youngest children birth to five. Read More
The Nature Preschool at Irvine Nature Center

5 Pro Tips for Water Wear

September 20, 2013

We asked some of our nature preschool friends for their best tips for keeping kids comfortable outside on a rainy day. Read More