Research shows that children learn best though play, and the benefits are even greater for child-led unstructured play. That is what this book is. You provide the materials and a general concept, and step back and see what they come up with. Sure there are some activities that need a little more guidance depending on the age of the child and if they are new to the experience. But in general, it's about expanding their imagination, developing a 'think outside the box' mentality, a growth mindset and having a whole lot of fun!
The benefits of nature play are well documented, here's a few ...
improves wellbeing and reduces anxiety
develops skills in calculated risk taking
improves problem solving
develops nature connection and a strong environmental conscience
develops physical strength, coordination and balance
encourages persistence and resilience
mastering new skills helps to improve confidence
And then there's that whole screen time versus green time thing... We're busier than ever before, so that means we need simple ways to swing that pendulum back in natures favour. You're welcome.