Fairy villages are well known for inspiring wonder in children, but they're often overlooked as an educational tool. From helping children develop fine motor skills to promoting cooperation, communication, and teamwork, these villages for very small people offer big educational benefits.
Author and Nature Preschool Director Rachel A. Larimore shares her summer adventures on Claire Warden's Scotland study tour of nature kindergartens.
Preschool teacher Catherine Koons Hubbard reflects on perfect autumn days spent outside painting with children.
The Walt Disney Company is supporting a major new effort to connect families to nature through zoos and aquariums. New grants for nature play programs will be available soon.
Fiddleheads Forest School has developed an internship program that it is helping student teachers, children, educators, and families. Learn how they're doing it, and how you can, too.
By integrating the two seemingly opposed areas of nature and technology, we can create an opportunity for young children to become both environmentally and technologically literate.
In the heart of Chicago, a small nature center has taken a big leap into providing space for unstructured nature play for city residents.
Responding to parent demand, Chippewa Nature Center's Nature Preschool has partnered with the local school district to bring nature-based classrooms to public kindergartens.
Children have a biological connection to living things that can be fostered in early care and education settings. A growing body of research shows that children who are supported in their love for animals tend to generalize that love to other living things, such as plants and nature.
Despite mounting research about the importance of getting children outside from an early age, there are surprisingly few environmental education programs for babies. This story profiles one program in Phoenix, Arizona.