What do we mean by 'connect with nature'?
We build our connection to nature through our own personal experiences - what we feel, think and experience in our interactions with the natural environment. Connecting with nature is not just about the amount of time we are spending outdoors; it is also about building a relationship with nature by noticing and becoming sensitive to what is around us. We use our senses to do this–such as noticing the different cloud shapes in the sky, taking in the scents that flowers give off and listening to the birds chirping in the trees.
Sound Walk Activity:
Why not go on a sound walk with your child/family? What can they hear? Use the worksheet attached to name the sounds. Try to focus on sounds made in nature, birds, trees, leaves. Collect some sticks and leaves and explore the different sounds that they make.