If you're a parent or caregiver looking for ideas on how to get your family more involved in outdoor activities around Greenville, then you've come to the right place!
What is nature play?
Nature Play is an innovative approach to childhood development using natural surroundings to foster empathy for the environment. If a child is rooted in natural learning and grows as nature grows, then they will feel the urge to respect and protect it. Since much of the earth's future depends on the children of today, why not teach them to protect what they love?
"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we have been taught."
~ Baba Dioum
Play in nature helps to foster a love of the outdoors and the desire to protect wildlife.
"Teaching a child to not step on a caterpillar is as important to the caterpillar as it is to the child"
- Bradley Miller
Exploration in nature can develop fine and gross motor skills, improve cognitive development, and socialization.
"There is another possibility: not the end of nature, but the rebirth of wonder and even joy." - Richard Louv