Sandra Duncan and Jody Martin include many wonderful quotes about children and nature in their beautiful book, Bringing the Outside In. Here’s a selection of some favorites:
“Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives.” – Thomas Berry
“Every child is born a naturalist.” – R. Search
“Nature is a tool to get children to experience not just the wider world, but themselves.” – Stephen Moss
“If we pay attention, nature has the profound power to awaken the place of beauty within us. We have the capability to recognize the beauty and mystery of nature because that beauty and mystery are at the heart of our being. It is in all the life around us – it is us. “ – Laura Bethmann from Hand Printing from Nature
“As a child, one has that magical capacity to know a hundred different smells of mud.” – Valerie Andrews
“The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. Artists play with color and space. Musicians play with sound and silence. Children play with everything they can get their hands on.” – Stephen Nachmanovitch
“To find a seashell is to discover a world of imagination.” – Michelle Held
“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein
Bringing the Outside In offers nature-based experiences to encourage educators and young children to bring the natural world into the early childhood classroom. Each hands-on, open-ended, and sensory oriented experience is designed to spark discovery and imagination; encourage conversations and collaborations; and allow young children to develop a sense of wonder and get to know the natural world.
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