Fall Colors Wonder Wander

In the last few months, Minnesotans have engaged in outdoor play and exploration in a whole new way. This has included exploring our own backyards, Read More

Friday, September 18, 2020|Nature Learning, Nature Play, SEL/Empathy|

Dramatic Play

When kids engage in pretend (or dramatic) play, they are actively experimenting with the social and emotional roles of life. When kids pretend to be Read More

Thursday, July 30, 2020|SEL/Empathy|

A Summer of Magic

When a child engages in pretend or imaginative play, by pretending to be different characters or by controlling objects in their own way and observing Read More

Tuesday, July 14, 2020|SEL/Empathy|

Awe in Nature – Generating Curiosity

Have you ever gazed up at the stars and felt a spine-tingling sensation? Or viewed the vast openness of the Grand Canyon and felt your Read More

Thursday, May 28, 2020|SEL/Empathy|

Mindfulness in Nature

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present and aware in a given moment, without judgment. Practicing a state of mindfulness is good for your Read More

Tuesday, May 19, 2020|SEL/Empathy|

Moving Like Nature

If you have ever watched a bird fly or a flower move in the wind, you have noticed some of the beauty of movement in Read More

Wednesday, May 13, 2020|SEL/Empathy|

Feeling and Weather Journal

Have you ever noticed that your mood may change with the weather? Maybe you feel a little happier on sunny days and a little sad Read More

Tuesday, May 5, 2020|SEL/Empathy|

Forest Bathing

“Forest Bathing” / Shinrin-yoku Have you ever noticed how you may feel better (mentally or physically) after spending time in nature, or watching a natural Read More

Wednesday, April 29, 2020|SEL/Empathy|