Children and Nature

Living Arts Weekly: Seedling

March 24, 2019 Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.  – Robert Louis Stevenson I planted the first tiny seeds for my garden this week; settled them into the seed trays filled with potting soil and worm compost, and tucked them under the grow lights in

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Living Arts Weekly: Thawing

February 24, 2019 She turned to the sunlight and shook her yellow head, and whispered to her neighbor: “winter is dead.” -A.A. Milne As I look out my window to a marshmallow world of snowdrifts that are over my head, I shake my head at the theme of this blog post. But I know some

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Living Arts Weekly: Blooming

April 8, 2018 Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom. – Rumi The flowers of Spring, from the humble dandelion to the stately tulip, showcase the full array of gorgeous colors in nature. Most of us have a favorite flower — one that really makes our heart sing. 

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Living Arts Weekly: Flowing

March 18, 2018 Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force.     ― Lao Tzu It’s maple syruping time in the northern states. The combination of cold nights followed by warmer days allows for the most generous sap flow in the sugar maples, and the syrup makers head to the woods to

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Forest Kindergarten at Seaside Playgarden, Jacksonville, FL by Lynn Coalson

Lynn Coalson writes: Greetings from sunny Northeast Florida, home to Seaside Playgarden, a LifeWays Representative Program, and the first in Florida.  The Seaside Playgarden, located just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, is a perfect place for children to explore, grow and create. We focus on the whole child: head, heart and hands and offer

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