Welcome to the May Carnival of Natural Parenting: Growing in the Outdoors
This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared how they encourage their children to connect with nature and dig in the dirt. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.
With the arrival of spring, we have been spending more time outdoors. In the last month, the weather has been incredibly beautiful. It hasn't rained at all, can you believe it? (In case you don't know,I am writing from England!)
In April, we enjoyed the flowers in our garden. My daughter has been waiting for them eagerly. Four year olds are not very patient. After a long winter when we began to see the daffodils in our neighbourhood, I explained to her that the flowers in our garden will blossom very soon.
She had sown the bulbs back in November so she was proud to see them.
On the way to her preschool, there is a tree. When we saw the first signs of spring on its branches, we began to examine them carefully. As the leaves grew, we felt them and enjoyed the softness. A few weeks later, the flowers blossomed. A gorgeous magnolia tree!
We take our children out rain or shine. I believe there is no such thing as bad weather. As long as we put on appropriate clothing, we will be fine.
We like walking in the woods, jumping in the puddles, finding insects, snails and mushrooms, looking at them with a magnifying glass.
There is a beautiful park close to us. It is our second address.We like playing in the playground and then going to the rose garden to have a picnic.There is also a sensory garden where people are encouraged to touch and feel the plants. Great for children!
I want my children to feel that they are part of the nature. Nature has restorative powers both mentally and physically. It boosts our health, wellness and creativity. It bonds us with other people and the animals surrounding us.
Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants:
(This list will be live and updated by afternoon May 10 with all the carnival links.)
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