The Green Parent

Raising kids with conscience

You are logged out

Register or login

Blank avatar

Learning

Article Feeds

  • 27 May 2015

    Why wilderness is essential for children’s wellbeing

    There is a satisfaction that comes with spending time outdoors. In my work, as a facilitator of naturebased programmes, I aim for a holistic approach, to include minds, bodies, emotions and spirits to make sure we meet the fundamental need of humans to spend time outside in nature. Our modern educational curriculum concerns itself predominantly with the mind and the accumulation of facts whilst forgetting how much we learn from playing, feeling and being encouraged to have a sense of wonder and mystery. Marina Robb takes us on an adventure into the woods to play games and get connected to the earth […] more

  • 27 May 2015

    Reaching for the stars

    ONE OF MY EARLIEST MEMORIES is of walking in the Welsh countryside at night with my father and stopping to watch shooting stars darting across the sky among the twinkling stars. Astronomy has fascinated me ever since, and this love of the night sky has been passed on to my children. On dark, moonless nights they spread a blanket on the lawn, lie down, and try to make out the pictures made by the stars above their heads. Emyr Parri encourages parents to bring the night skies to life for their children. […] more

  • 25 May 2015

    Make Your Own Finger Paint

    With a few basic kitchen ingredients you can make great finger paints for your children that don't contain any dubious substances. Then, with a little foraging and creativity, you can colour them with wild flowers and leaves to create a truly natural painting experience. […] more

  • 7 May 2015

    Ten garden camp out ideas

    With rules and regulations, campsites can be strict. There are some that allow camping fires, but these are few and far between and often get booked up during the busy summer months. One simple and fun way to enjoy camping on your own terms is to start in your very own garden! Kids will love the novelty of a camping night, and it is a lovely opportunity to have some ‘connected’ time together as a family without the distractions of television or video games. Here are some ideas to make your garden camping night one to remember... […] more

  • 5 May 2015

    101 Free Summer Activities

    Summer is just around the corner and, whether your children attend school or you home educate, it can be an expensive time of year. We’ve put together a list of 101 completely free activities for the whole family to enjoy this summer, with many that can be enjoyed indoors in the unpredictable British climate: […] more

Marketplace
Cloth Nappy Shop Little Lamb Organics Mimis Organics Honour Your Flow Little Quebb Cottages Akoma Arte Ideas Firespiral Slings Natural Baby and Me Funky Monkey Pants Kalikalos

Copyright © The Green Parent | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions | Site by Erskine Design

Back to top