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Access to technology has created a generation of children who are more plugged in than ever before—often with negative consequences. But there is a solution. Unrestricted outdoor play helps reduce stress, improve health, and enhance creativity, learning, and attention span. In Nature Play at Home, Nancy Striniste gives you the tools you need to make outdoor adventures possible in your own backyard. With hundreds of inspiring ideas and illustrated, step-by-step projects, this hardworking book details how to create playspaces that use natural materials—like logs, boulders, sand, water, and plants of all kinds. Projects include hillside slides, seating circles, sand pits, and more.
From the Publisher
Looking for ways to disconnect from technology and get your kids outside? This must-have handbook makes it easy.
Hundreds of Creative Ideas
Suggestions for arranging spaces, awakening the senses, building confidence, inviting nature, inspiring imagination, and more.
15 Illustrated, Step-By-Step Projects
These projects—including willow tunnels, cob houses, herb spirals, and more—will help you turn your backyard into a natural playscape.
Thematic Plant Lists
Includes plant suggestions for a range of purposes—including plants for color, texture, fragrance, sound, flavor, and for attracting wildlife.
Help Attract Wildlife with a Brush Pile!
Providing a habitat for wildlife is good for the planet and can be fascinating for your family. Brush piles are a place for wildlife to nest, to raise young, and to find food, warmth, and cover from the elements.
Choose a protected corner of your yard. Make sure it is well-drained and the space below the brush pile is dry. Arrange the largest logs at the base, parallel to each other, with 6 – 12 inches in between. On top of the base logs, add another row of logs perpendicular, creating a crisscross. Pile branches and leaves on top, leaving gaps for air space.
Prunings from trees and shrubs