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  • 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

  • 3 May 2015

    Nine beaches for rock pooling

    At last – the sun has arrived! This time of year it’s so fun to be outside, making the most of the long days and coming home grubby and tired in that happy, summer kind of way. One day out that has been entertaining kids for centuries is a rock pooling adventure. Given that we live on an island, there are plenty of places to discover marine wildlife. […] more

  • 1 May 2015

    SUMMER OF LOVE

    In the next edition of The Green Parent magazine we bring you the best selection of summer festivals for you and your family according to your passions. If you’re into dancing, we recommend Sacred Arts Camp and the Gaiatribe Creativity Camp. Like music? Check out Wychwood and Boomtown. For outdoor activities, we love The Wilderness Gathering. Find the best event for you and your family according to what you love […] more

  • 24 Apr 2015

    Beltain: Welcome the Summer

    Glennie Kindred invites us to get playful and to find our connection to our wild self. Beltain is one of the great fire festivals of our ancient past, when bonfires were lit on the hill tops and communities gathered together to feast, party, stay up all night and welcome in the dawn. Beltain, 1 May, is a celebration of the beginning of summer and the power of the life force. At this fertile time of the year dare to reach out for your wildest dreams. What do you wish to grow in your life right now? […] more

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