This feature story from the Children & Nature Network contains exclusive excerpts from “Naturally Inclusive,” a new book about connecting young children with diverse needs to the natural world. These excerpts are framed by inspiring stories and practical tips from parents, practitioners and educators who have first hand experience with the topic.
The story is bolstered by a new toolkit offering research, resources and recommended readings on outdoor play for children of all abilities.
The Children & Nature Network point out that the benefits of outdoor play for children with disabilities are myriad. These include improved emotional regulation, physical coordination and enhanced social-emotional connections, to name just a few.