In the 1990's a new movement began to emerge, focusing on the growing need to reconnect our children to the natural world.
WilderWonder LLC seeks to empower caregivers of young children, whether in a formal or informal setting, with ideas and resources to facilitate connections between ourselves and our environment by promoting nature-play opportunities for our children.
What is nature play?
Nature play is any child-initiated and child-directed play that incorporates nature and natural materials. It can happen outside or inside.
- Outside, nature play occurs in any natural space: an overgrown field, a patch of wood chips, even the "unmaintained" space at your local playground.
- Inside, nature play happens by bringing the outside in. Shells, rocks, leaves, and pinecones make amazing and inexpensive additions to any play space.