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Nature Play at Home: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children with the Natural World

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Nature Play at Home: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children with the Natural World

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“A magnificent resource for transforming backyards into stimulating environments which enhance children’s creativity, learning, and fun.” —Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the WoodsThe Nature Principle, and Vitamin N

Access to technology has created a generation of children who are more plugged in than ever before—often with negative consequences. But there is a solution. Unrestricted outdoor play helps reduce stress, improve health, and enhance creativity, learning, and attention span. In Nature Play at Home, Nancy Striniste gives you the tools you need to make outdoor adventures possible in your own backyard. With hundreds of inspiring ideas and illustrated, step-by-step projects, this hardworking book details how to create playspaces that use natural materials—like logs, boulders, sand, water, and plants of all kinds. Projects include hillside slides, seating circles, sand pits, and more.

Nancy Striniste is the founder and principal designer at EarlySpace, LLC. She has a background as both a landscape designer and an early childhood educator. She teaches at Antioch New England University in their nature-based early childhood graduate certificate program and serves on the leadership team of NoVA Outside. Read more about Nancy and her work at www.earlyspace.com.

ISBN: 9781604698251

ISBN-10: 9781604698251

Publisher: Timber Press

Publication Date: 04/02/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/02/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 288

Language: English

Categories

House & Home / Outdoor & Recreational Areas

Family & Relationships / Activities

Family & Relationships / Parenting

Health & Fitness / Children's Health