Suitable for children ages 4 to 7.
Parents and scientists alike, are beginning to recognize what our ancestors already knew; the vital importance for young children to spend time outdoors, in the wild, and to discover the world through unrestricted play and curiosity. Children’s innate curiosity for nature brings about connection, and learning naturally follows in their own unique rhythm.
Sassafras’ nature connection mentors truly listen to their stories and help deepen experiences. Children spend the day outside, while we do have a yurt to give us a break from very cold or wet weather. Children will move their bodies, wander and explore, take on responsibilities, practice fine motor skills, do hands-on projects, tell their own stories, make up songs, and play to their hearts content. As Richard Louv’ points out, we need vitamin “N” (Nature time) to become whole and Sassafras offers unlimited nature time in a structure that can be compared with the setting of a small village.
Runs Oct. 4 to Dec. 20.
Friday, October 4 at 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sassafras Earth Education
5 Church Street, Aquinnah, MA 02535