WILD WONDERS 

Nature Play

Why Outdoor Play is so Important


FOREST AND NATURE SCHOOL IN CANADA: A Head, Heart, Hands Approach to Outdoor Learning

A guide from the Child Nature Alliance of Canada


Collaborative Research Library from Child and Nature Network & North American Association for Environmental Education. Research about environmental literacy, the benefits of connecting to nature, fostering environmental behaviors, and more


The Importance of the Child's Environment 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDl_IaZ0yTI

 

Child Development


A Huge Thank You to the Institute of Child Psychology for the resources on childhood development.  Below are some of the links they provided during a Childhood Anxiety Workshop. 


Attachment (Bowlby)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsA5Sec6dAI


Attachment (Circle of Security)
https://vimeo.com/circleofsecurity/circleofsecurityanimation#t=50s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy3EwAQ0lwo&t=1s


Brain and Anxiety & Flipping Your Lid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm9CIJ74Oxw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CpRY9-MIHA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0T_2NNoC68


Fight-Flight-Freeze-Collapse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEHwB1PG_-Q


Finland Schools
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRJ1hgN7uAU


Free the Children


How We Attach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oeqnws-2M0


Importance of Play
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BPz_QAqSAU

Gordon Neufeld on Anxiety
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hymwvaZ9oKg


Gordon Neufeld- 5 Solutions to Anxiety
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEiAtJOsxwULdxqVhv4Fwsfcqk5hIfjqy


Mirror Neurons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_zTJYPwQ_0

Name it to Tame It- Right Brain Connections
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV3hp_eaoiE&list=PLeE6SEu5P6di1LG0G5tO3NajNelgDDL4g&index=3&t=14s


Technology and Addiction (fast forward to 3:48)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O2Ieh1Nnag

Simplicity Parenting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b26fQNtr23Q


Still-Face Experiments (related attachment and a caregivers technology use)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apzXGEbZht0


Time-Outs
https://www.kidsinthehouse.com/elementary/behavior-and-discipline/time-outs/do-time-outs-really-work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So7sJW23xM8


ARTICLES

https://gozen.com/49-phrases-to-calm-an-anxious-child/


Environmental Studies 


https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/c7c0bfe3-c54f-41e8-bd32-61fba61a5d58/resource/511346f8-4e21-4524-85b2-07db68019a1f/download/2009-one-simple-act-school-toolkit.pdf

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/9fbd573e-7038-4b9f-983d-0d15906ec34c/resource/5c17a192-3e81-4f7e-af79-588108984612/download/2012-bearsmartcolouringactivitybook-feb2012.pdf

https://www.alberta.ca/listing-of-environmental-education-resources.aspx

http://facthound.com/




Land Use Management 


Jess' Grandpa - Harvey Buckley, Founder of Action for Agriculture, has passed on his knowledge onto Jess, where she continues to share their families values of protecting the land and watersheds with the new generations. "Protect the land and water today so we will be able to enjoy it tomorrow." 

https://www.producer.com/2014/08/easement-ensures-land-will-continue-producing-food/

https://albertaviews.ca/under-siege/

http://www.actionforagriculture.com/

https://8927d5bd-a-3b60dc51-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/actionforagriculture.com/public/home/newsletters/AFA_Newsletter_2008_Summer.pdf?attachauth=ANoY7cpwbZCAwjgRaLFo8FMKMsw95BNa2z4K7jMO1TjCCHUamsolnOgxiZzzN18olSazDeslqZHcEeQtIm-jtlSK2RHnVeUKvLjlQ8mlrKEFOZhExgMVC4G_QrNGg8Mi301thlOd2RE8ORr0z30g8oFGFnwSJtgeaEE85IqzIFUxDsNY8Th6NwoOTH6dJs46vr3HTBXLbUYCVoQnSsNFMdq4konQt6lTpwbGm2pN2KQpXU80wHTFEaUPvQwXAW46SEy-oC5_KYgi8LjUIuYHpczqJXuWCS0HgA%3D%3D&attredirects=0

https://www.alberta.ca/land.aspx


Family Resources 

Let's get out there and EXPLORE!

www.outdoorcanada.com 

www.alberta.ca 

www.travelalbereta.com 

https://www.alberta.ca/outdoor-activities.aspx