Perspectives – Activities for Kids

Over many years of being with kids in nature, I have noticed that scale is a nuance to their experience and their development. While older children may focus in on an industrious project in a particular area, like digging a hole or building a dam, they also are more likely than younger kids to stop […]

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Playing Around – The Art of Freeplay

It is a fine summer day here in Western Washington, with a slight breeze, singing birds, and flowers and fruit decorating the green world. Schools are out and it’s a great time to take off one’s shoes and head out for a wander. And do what? What sort of activity might help your child learn […]

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massing the senses

Massaging with the Senses

The Awareness Trail Exercise is one that has confused many a Kamana 3 student. Chris Laliberte, creator of Community School at Wilderness Awareness School, has rewritten and re-formatted this exercise for your benefit. Hopefully this rewrite will give you more clarity about what it is that you are actually doing as you continue to deepen […]

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Awareness Games

I’m writing today to share some fun games that you can play with your family! Sherlock Game You can support your family’s awareness skills by asking them about the details of their environment. Maybe a person walking a dog passes you on a trail; you can then ask your child questions about their clothing, their […]

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