Tremendous benefits of nature-based education for kids and parents
For Amsterdam kids happiness
Transmitting love for life has now become a necessity to prepare future generations for tomorrow’s world. Because connecting with nature awakes in children essential qualities which we all need, individually and collectively…
- develop kid’s creativity
- develop kid’s resilience
- develop kid’s empathy.
More enthusiastic & creative
- Children discover a life-size and challenging environment,
- …that awakens emotions and offers founding experiences,
- …stimulating problem-solving skills.
More relaxed & healthier
- They climb, run and stretch all their senses in a peaceful environment.
- They grow inner strengths breathing fresh air, benefiting from the unique chemistry of nature.
More focused & well-adjusted
- Research shows that early nature experiences make children happier.
- Spending active time in nature helps them think and focus at school.
PARENTS DEEPEN CONNECTION WITH THEIR KIDS IN A PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT
Connection is the key to parenting
Kids don’t need or want control. They value connection! What happens when parents and children are connected? Active listening, empathy, calm communication, mutual attention, joined efforts, pleasure to share time together… just to name a few effects.
Walking along the child as a guide
In his book ‘Raising a wild child in the city’, S. Sampson illustrates and explains how nature mediators manage to spread their love of outdoors to children. How do they arouse curiosity? They stand along, quiet, and speak little. They foster questions, listen to the silence until an answer comes, wait for the child to lead, and guide without telling what to do or like. This attitude relies on a strong respect for the child. It’s game-changing.
TEACHERS SEE NAYA NATURE AS AN EXTENSION OF THE CLASSROOM
Outdoor programs, such as Naya Nature, provide the opportunity for children:
- to escape the confinement of the classroom’s walls
- to enjoy hands-on experimental learning
- to experiment interdisciplinary work
- to connect concretely with what they’ve learnt in the classroom.