Family Time: 1 child + 1 parent
We’ve named this programme Coyote because it fits well with cunning and teasing children. In North American tales the coyote evokes empathy and the ability to laugh at oneself. The group will take full advantage of time spent in nature to strengthen the sense of self and connect with each other in a positive manner. Parents and children will engage in nature awareness games, play imaginative roles in “Dream Rocks!”, create a challenging sensory staircase, and develop their botany knowledge in “My Root Corner” sessions. They may form Eco-Squad teams to address a critical recycling issue, or help each others in a giant treasure hunt… Communication, reflection and self-confidence will be the drivers of growth for all Naya Nature students in these outdoor bonding experiences. Enroll below, head outside and connect!
All sessions are led in English. Nature Mediators also speak Dutch and at least another language. This is not a drop-off class: children attend with a parent. Make sure you are available for quality time with your child. Siblings are welcome to enroll: one child = one adult. Parents are responsible for their child’s safety. Once a month, Experts will lead the session, as scheduled in the enrichment programme.
Meet your Nature Mediator
Education counselor for kids and adults at My Family Support. Certificate in early childhood education.
I have always enjoyed working with children and teens, it’s so exciting to do what I love most in nature!
From: France. Speaks:French, English, Dutch, Spanish and Tamil.
Taking part in the development of Naya Nature makes me immensely happy. It gives me the opportunity to work towards the accomplishment of two of my most important life-objectives: 1. Develop, use and spread the methods of positive education. 2. Create awareness and engagement for nature and its preservation. I have always felt I belong on the field, along with children and their families. My background is that of a teacher, an educator and an education counselor. I worked for the Eco-schools program in France and contributed to developing an eco-center in India. I am addicted to fresh air and green spaces. I can’t wait to meet you!
We will meet rain or shine. Naya Nature provides rain pants. A windbreaker with hood is required. We suggest long comfortable pants that can get dirty and waterproof sneakers rather than rain boots, which are not suitable for climbing or running. As you’ll be in nature, just imitate nature for your clothes: dress like an onion !
WHAT TO BRING?
We kindly ask you to bring a fruit potluck. Naya Nature provides a cool drink in the summer and a hot one in the winter.