A game anyone can play

playing a made up outdoor game

Following the success of our 4 week pilot of a nature based Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) programme we have decided to run the full 14 week programme. This week we welcomed lots of lovely new faces to our first session.  Each week has a different theme and this week it was games. We talked about different outdoor games and their various components and then set about making up our own game using a selection of props. Continue reading

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Accessible Outdoors

I recently stumbled upon a great article from the Children and Nature Network;

ACCESSIBLE OUTDOORS: Kids with Social, Emotional and Physical Disabilities Go Outside!.

The author Kathy Ambrosini discusses the benefits of getting children of all abilities outside and interacting with nature and includes six steps to help you achieve this.  Lots of practical advice and tips on getting outside and having a fab time, well worth a read.

“Once you gain some regularity in getting children out
in green environments you’ll start seeing the results in
their level of self-esteem, focus and participation in social settings.”

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