kids and nature
Getting kids outdoors and into nature helps promote healthy child development physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially.
Getting kids outdoors in the winter can often prove challenging. Try these fun and creative activities to get your kids outside and connected to the natural world.
Bend, twist and turn upside down for a happy baby and healthy child!
Get your children excited about helping with the garden this year with these five fun activities.
Exercising outside, close to nature, makes you happier than exercising inside, according to a study from the University of Essex.
There is a beauty in discovering the lost art of keying wild plants. Learn more about this practice.
Guest blogger Bill Hutchins explains the ways in which we are increasingly removed from the deeper rhythms and cycles and flow of our source.
Spring is the perfect season to start a nature journal. Observe and record the natural wonders of the season and connect to both nature and self, while practicing mindfulness and expressing creativity. Try these simple spring journaling prompts to get started!
Help your kids develop their green thumb by teaching them to compost.
Combining entertainment and education into one fun experience, board games are a great addition to structured play for kids.
The playground classic of jumping rope seems to have disappeared. It’s time for a comeback!
Before handing your kid a gadget just to shut him up, learn about the long-term effects electronic media can have on a kid’s brain, as well as their overall development.
Encourage your children to read by taking them to the library.
Kids learn about herbs and cooking through a Louisiana woman's "kitchen garden marketplace," Passionate Platter.
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova explains the benefits of raising kids in cohousing communities such as the Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage her family is moving into.
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova details her excitement about raising her children in a multi-generational ecovillage once her family moves to the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage in Maine.
Gardening with kids doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are five simple steps to make gardening with kids more enjoyable.
A few herbal lessons from The Urban Herbalist.
Guest blogger Bill Hutchins comments on the relationships of our family and community and natural world.
Getting kids to play outside isn’t always easy, especially if they aren’t into a particular outdoor activity. It’s important to get them outside though—and not just for the physical benefits.
Get inspired by early winter to decorate your home.
Sprout Foods new line of Sprout Smash Organic Kids Snack Pouches have the great taste school-aged kids love, and the nutrition their parents demand.
Heat illnesses are serious business, but they are also easily preventable. Read on to learn more.
Keep your family safe and enjoy all of the fun of splishing, splashing and wading in the water with these pool safety tips for children!
Here are some ingredients to make cooking with kids a tasty experience!
Red apples, orange carrots, green kale, purple eggplant—eating colorful foods is good for little growing bodies! A great way to get kids excited & interested in fruits and vegetables is to talk about it's connection to color!
Getting kids outdoors can sometimes prove challenging. Help your kids lead a happier, healthier life with these six inventive outdoor activities.
Mighty Fine Gardens’ vertical garden kits provide families with a way to teach their children the value of outdoor time and of making healthy choices with food.
Use these five steps to encourage water conservation with children!
Your kids will have fun sinking their fingers into this safe and natural play dough.
Childhood music lessons have long-term, positive effects on the brain.
Keep your little ones busy outdoors with these five fun and innovative outdoor crafts for kids found on Pinterest. From backyard teepees to homemade slime, we've got you covered.
Sharing the love of cooking with children is a wonderful way to get kids in the kitchen and introduce to them the simple pleasures of life from kneading bread to chopping carrots to create a delicious and healthy meal.
Combine spending quality time with your kids and cleaning house. These 11 tips can help you effectively maintain balance by cleaning with your kids.
In celebration of National Non-GMO Month, Nature’s Way releases an infographic to help explain the basics of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Nature’s Gate introduces affordable anti-aging products for the face with it’s Facial Care collection.
This year, give a gift that keeps giving. We tell you how with the help of the folks at The Nature Conservancy.
Camping is a great way to enjoy nature, but it may not be as eco-friendly as you think. Reevaluate your camping methods. How green are they really?
LOVE NATURE NYC’s line of bath, body and home products helps create an experience that nurtures and connects the mind, body and soul.
Try these valuable bug repellent formulas for a weekend in the woods.
Increase your time spent in nature with these easy ideas for creating indoor-outdoor living spaces.
These three plants are extremely creepy. Read more about the bizarre devil's claw, doll's eye and Buddha's hand.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural shampoo from Eco Nature Care.
Color your hair at home with Tints of Nature salon-grade permanent hair color, made with a natural soy base, which mitigates the damage and health risks typically associated with coloring hair.
Fall is a wonderful time to connect back to nature. Enjoy these inspiring leaf art activities for all ages and get connected again.
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
Make faerie dust with the wee folks in your family to get them interested in herbs at a young age.
Discover delightful garden projects for kids. The author of the Fairy House Handbook shows you how to make fabulous fairy creations out of mud.
One guest blogger loves building fairy houses for kids and with kids. She never ceases to be amazed at their instinct for this activity. They see things in nature to use and create with that we could never imagine. Check out some fairy garden ideas from the brightest children.
Iced tea pops make fun treats for hot summer days, only they are healthy for the whole family, totally customizable, and packed with herbal goodness you won’t find in store freezers.
Honor your traditions in a more sustainable way—while still pleasing your children—with these six eco-friendly gift ideas for kids.
Don't let shyness rule your child's life--try these tips to overcome shyness and let yourself be happier.
Try these five editor-recommended picks for quick-fix foods.
McDonald's has new, healthier plans for its popular kids' meal.
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
Take a look at these herbs to fight colds, flus and ear infections.
Kids and veggies don’t mix, right? Guest blogger Stephanie Small doesn't buy it. Re-learn a few tried-and-true tips to help your children actually enjoy their vegetables.
When you’re wrapping up your holiday shopping, consider shopping for a good cause. By giving all of your loved ones Cookies for Kids' Cancer this holiday season you may help bring kids with cancer that much closer to a cure.
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.