NATURE-BASED EDUCATION HELPS CHILDREN GROW

More enthusiastic & creative

  • Children discover a life-size 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 children 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? 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.

My students concretely experienced the tricks they have learnt. It’s now stuck in their heads !

Sjaan, international school teacher, Feb 2018

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.
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