Rewilding Children’s Imaginations is a practical and creative resource designed to engage children in the natural world through folktales, storytelling, and artmaking.
The guide introduces 21 folklore stories from across the world alongside 99 creative activities, spanning nature and the four seasons of the year. Using the lens of folktales and myths of the land, children are encouraged to explore a variety of activities and exercises across different arts media, from visual art making to storytelling, drama, and movement.
- Helps teachers and group facilitators to build confidence in offering a range of creative learning experiences, inspired by nature.
- Provides a collection of easy-to-use, cross-curricular and storytelling activities.
- Allows children to connect with nature, their imagination, and folktales from around the world.
- Builds new skills in oracy, artmaking, collaboration, wellbeing, care of the environment, diversity, respect, and tolerance, and more.
- Inspires children to tell stories and make art both individually and collaboratively, helping them build confidence as active creators in their community.
- Shares creative tools and positive learning experiences to inspire children, teachers, and parents across the school year.
Rewilding Children’s Imaginations brings together nature, art, and oral storytelling in easy and accessible ways to help children connect with the world around them, as well as with their own emotional landscapes. It is essential and enjoyable reading for primary teachers and early years professionals, outdoors practitioners, therapists, art educators, community and youth workers, home schoolers, parents, carers, and families.