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Nature Play! Creatively Connecting with Our Natural Environment Inside and Out

  • Greeley Elementary School 275 Fairview Avenue Winnetka, IL, 60093 United States (map)

Let’s Play! is The Alliance for Early Childhood’s Ongoing Community Program, inviting families to engage and interact with their children in child-directed, creative, free play. We are grateful to share our vision in partnership with Greeley School.  Check out their Let’s Play! Ongoing Community Program Event that they are hosting below. 

According to early childhood teacher and environmental education advocate, Mary S. Rivkin, Ph.D., because younger children learn through sensory and physical activity, the more varied and rich the natural setting, the greater its contribution to the physical, cognitive and emotional development of the whole child.  In this session, children will have the opportunity to engage in both open-ended and guided nature-play experiences that will tap into the power and excitement of the outdoors through observation, wondering, and kinesthetic learning. We will also showcase how outdoor materials can playfully breathe new life indoors.    

Intended Age Audience: 5-8 years

Registration is not required.