NATURE-BASED EDUCATION HELPS CHILDREN GROW
More enthusiastic & creative
- Children discover a life-sized and challenging environment,
- …that awakens emotions and offers founding experiences,
- …stimulating problem-solving skills.
More focused & well-adjusted
- Research shows that early nature experiences make them happier.
- Spending active time in nature helps them think and focus at school.
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.
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 ? Here comes active listening, empathy, calm communication, mutual attention, joined efforts, pleasure to share time together.
Being present to our kids is always rewarding
Have you noticed how often we talk to our children while unloading the dishwasher or from a room they are not in? Nothing is more rewarding than direct eye contact when we see the amount of love shining in each other’s eyes. And it works: being present to our kids, to the moment, to the natural landscape around us helps everyone feel more rooted in his/her own life.
Walking along the child as a guide
In his book ‘Raising a wild child in the city’, S.Thomson 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 step outside the four walls of a classroom
- to enjoy hands-on experimental learning
- to have some interdisciplinary work
- to connect it back to what they’ve learned about in the classroom.