SIMPLIFYING SPACES FOR PLAY
The spaces in our homes are often a reflection of the world around us. Maintaining an environment that is clutter-free can be as challenging as when we try to manage the chaos of our calendars. Life is busy. The world moves fast. Our days are full. These are the realities that we face. As parents, navigating is hard enough. For children, schedules like the ones we face can be overwhelming.
Part of nurturing children well is connected to how we nourish their whole being. Nurturing the emotional pillar of children involves many things including helping them to recognize and express their feelings in healthy ways. It is sometimes the case for children (and adults!) to try and move away from big feelings such as sadness, anger, or fear as many of these types of emotions require much energy and attention.
NURTURE THE EMOTIONAL PILLAR IN CHILDREN
At Nurtured Inspirations, we talk a lot about mindfulness, well-being, and the Seven Pillars of Well-Nurtured Children. From our perspective, the seven pillars we must nourish include the emotional, social, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, and nature aesthetic pillars. Nourishing each of these seven pillars is one empowering way we can support the growth and development of the whole being of children.
CREATING INVITATIONS FOR OUTDOOR PLAY
As parents, it is critical to offer and to explore environments that welcome learning, invite interaction, and open doors to possibilities alongside our children. When we do this, we nurture the confidence, imagination, and innovative thinking we want to see in our children.
MORE ABOUT NURTURING CHILDREN THROUGH OUTDOOR PLAY
If you are interested in learning more about creating time and space for outdoor play for your child, we invite you to download our Nature Play Bundle. In this downloadable bundle, you will find plenty of ideas that parents and educators can use to invite children to play outdoors and nurture their nature aesthetic pillar while sparking curiosity, independence, and adventure. Share your experiences with outdoor play to Instagram and be sure to tag me @nurturedinspirations in your post.