For this week's episode, Maria sits down with Bobbi Geise of Learning by Nature, a Bozeman, MT-based organization that works to build natural play spaces for schools and communities, for an exciting conversation about the benefits of natural play for children (and adults) of all ages.
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”
- John Muir
Bobbi brings with her decades of research and experience building inspiring outdoor play-spaces for children that allow them to truly engage with nature and challenge themselves both mentally and physically as children everywhere have been doing for centuries.
We hope you will listen in and be inspired to find more ways to bring natural play to your children wherever you are.
“In protecting our children from perceived risk, we’re putting them at greater risk - obesity, lack of physical and emotional self-awareness, reduced ability to problem solve and establish good judgment, learning from doing and learning from making mistakes.”
- Tim Gill
Resources From This Episode:
Bobbi Geise, Learning by Nature: https://learningbynature.org/
Tim Gill, Rethinking Childhood: https://rethinkingchildhood.com/