Nature and Outdoor Play Resources


Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children by Angela J. Hanscom

Get Out!: 150 Easy Ways for Kids & Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future by Judy Molland

It’s a Jungle Out There!: 52 Nature Adventures for City Kids by Jennifer Ward

Natural Playscapes: Creating Outdoor Play Environments for the Soul by Rusty Keeler

Nature Adventures by Mick Manning and Brita Granström

Risk & Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play: Learning from Forest Schools by Sara Knight

The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age by Richard Louv

Trails, Tails & Tidepools in Pails by The Children’s Nature Institute


Caroline Paul: To raise brave girls, encourage adventure

Miranda Anderson: Nature Deficit Disorder

Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen