10thOctober 2023

Building Pedagogies for Early Childhood Education in a Time of Environmental Uncertainty

10.10.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This research paper (Jørgensen-Vittersø, Blenkinsop, Heggen, & Neegaard) is published in the 135th Canadian Journal of Environmental Education Vol. 25 (2022): Wild Pedagogies . The article explores two pedagogies, one influenced by friluftsliv and the other wild pedagogies. The theoretical section focuses on three key components: childhood, knowledge, and nature. These [...]

25thJuly 2023

Early years explore nature, art and culture outdoors

25.07.23|Categories: Miscellaneous, Resources|Tags: , , , |

The Children and Nature Network share news (July 2023) on how a nature preschool in South Carolina, USA, partnered with local Latinx organizations. Together, they guide students in creating “alebrijes” — a traditional Mexican art form involving the carving of wood into imaginative or mythical creatures. Check out the story [...]

5thJuly 2023

Nature preschools and outdoor play in the USA

05.07.23|Categories: Places, Research|Tags: , , , , |

Cities Connecting Children to Nature share recent reports on the benefits of providing nature and outdoor play in the early years. Changing practice in Maryland, USA,  is explored in these reports: Early Childhood: How to bring more nature into preschools, Hechinger Report, June 1, 2023 For preschoolers after the pandemic, [...]