Discover ideas for creating Montessori inspired outdoor home environments and experiences for young children. Specifics about being in nature with children 0-5 are covered; such as oral exploration, encouraging wonder and connection, and nature journaling. Kelly also explores challenges such as fears of adults unfamiliar with nature themselves and how to distinguish focused outdoor learning […]
Kelly will share ideas for connecting discoveries, explorations, and interests in and with nature at home to the classroom experience. It’s a two-way street from home to classroom and back. Join us to find out how!
Kelly Johnson, a Montessori trained elementary guide, artist, author, and nature enthusiast, shares ideas and experiences for young children and their families to do together!
This session is filled with great ideas for families to spend time together in nature to receive the “gift of togetherness” as well as give it to others.
Kelly Johnson is an expert on connecting families and nature. From her experience as a Montessori teacher she has developed activities for families to create nature journals to carry with them and record their observations, explorations, and drawings.
he nature journal is a time-tested way to document and assimilate nature experience and discovery and was a very popular pastime during the Nature-Study movement. Nature has been an inspiration to humans throughout history, and nature journaling has been practiced by some of humankind’s greatest thinkers, artists, naturalists, and scientists, including Dr. Montessori herself! The […]