Slow: Children at Nature Play Signs & T-shirts
Slow: Children at Nature Play is a street sign used to raise awareness about the importance of connecting children to nature. The sign shows the silhouette of a young child exploring in nature, full of wonder while observing a salamander (or lizard). Playing off of the standard Slow: Children at Play signs often seen in neighborhoods or near parks, which request of their viewers to slow down their approaching vehicle, the “Slow” in my sign seeks to urge its viewers to “Slow” down their minds and busy schedules, and take notice of the joy and wonder that children exhibit when playing in nature. “Nature Play” is a common phrase in the children and nature movement, and represents a growing trend toward unstructured, natural play for children.
The sign is intended to be displayed in neighborhoods, at trailheads, nature parks and centers, zoos, gardens, aquariums, schools, etc., essentially any place where children explore, play, and learn about nature (or any place where you think that should happen).
Beginning in late February 2015, nature play signs will be available for purchase at natureplaysign.com. A link can be found there for ordering t-shirts and stickers as well.