In the 1990's a new movement began to emerge, focusing on the growing need to reconnect our children to the natural world. 


Our Mission

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. 

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

— Rachel Carson

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.