Many of us have children in our lives, whether they are our own kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, or kids we work with, but we often want to help them enjoy nature and gain an appreciation for the beauty and wonder of the "real world", not just the one they see on screens.
In this episode, I explore how to help mentor young children to connect with nature through activities with nature connection teacher specialist, Lauren MacLean.
Lauren lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her own two young children and has spent years as a teacher and researcher looking at how to help young children explore the wonders of nature and their place in it. She gives us insights into specific activities that you can do with your class, children's group, or your own kids to allow them to connect, learn and grow in their understanding of the world, and our connection to all living things and the non-living processes that we rely on.
We learn how to do a nature walk, incorporating activities like the "sit spot", and making the outdoors a part of your daily routine with children.
For the full show notes head over to: https://www.kristinahunterflourishing.com/blog/mentoring-nature-connections-in-children-with-lauren-maclean