Introduction to Natural Playspaces

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  • Credit NWF
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  • Credit: Natural Learning Initiative
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  • Introduction to Natural Playspaces

    1. 1. A Natural Play Area in your own Backyard!<br />
    2. 2. There’s something about the draw of nature<br />
    3. 3. What Kids Want!<br />
    4. 4. What They Often Get!<br />
    5. 5. Consider a nature play area in your backyard! <br />
    6. 6. Some benefits of nature play…<br />Sensory Garden<br />
    7. 7. …more physical activity and better coordination<br />Coordination Garden<br />
    8. 8. …more creative, imaginative play<br />Acoustic Play<br />Picture This!<br />
    9. 9. …better understanding and concern for nature<br />Earth Play<br />Backyard Bird Nest<br />
    10. 10. Imagine this in your backyard…<br />Veggie Garden<br />Sand Play<br />
    11. 11. National Wildlife Federation wants to help you bring nature to your children’s backyard<br />
    12. 12. Please take this survey to help National Wildlife Federation plan a program to bring nature play to America’s backyards.http://www.nwf.org/natural-play-area-survey.aspx<br />Photos courtesy of Natural Learning Initiative and National Wildlife Federation<br />

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