A Timely Resource for Families - Nature Play at Home: A Guide for Boosting Children's Healthy Development and Creativity

The National Wildlife Federation and the Natural Learning Initiative at North Carolina State University have developed a guide to creating enticing outdoor play spaces as close as your backyard, patio or balcony. This guide shows parents and caregivers how they can turn an uninspired outdoor environment into an entertaining and exciting play area.

There are step-by-step instructions to create spaces where children can use and interact with natural materials. There is even an entire section on “small space solutions” so that even patios, balconies and small yards can provide opportunities for children to interact with the natural world. Click here to download the Nature Play at Home Guide.

The Nature Play at Home Guide supports National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There movement to reconnect families with the outdoors. Check out their website for more information.