Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
- Gary Singer
Roots 2 Rise Outdoors offers year round nature-based exploratory programs for children ages 2 to 10 throughout Toronto and surrounding areas. We believe that by facilitating opportunities for children to deepen their connection to nature we are meeting a need that is vital to the healthy development of the whole child and dependent on the future of our environment.
Roots 2 Rise Outdoors educators facilitate spaces for children to slow down to their own pace. We take their lead, so they can show us their world.
Nature-based play fosters critical thinking and curiosity of the natural world. Through engaging all the senses, the development of self-awareness and emotion regulation is enhanced. Nature as a teacher provides an opportunity for children to tune into themselves and those around them by providing a calm and stable environment for exploration.
Roots 2 Rise Outdoors offers programs for children ages 2 to 10. Programs are tailored to meet the unique needs and interests of the individuals and groups. Our programs provide space for individuals to follow their own interests and express their creativity. Roots 2 Rise Outdoors programs offer opportunities for children to develop critical thinking skills by working together to problem solve. Through empathy, consideration of others, and compromise, they learn to listen to each other to find effective and inclusive solutions.
"Our daughter participated in the Saturday morning program. She enjoyed the walks in the forest, getting dirty, climbing the hills and looking for adventure. Robyn was an amazing leader and opened her eyes to new things. There is no other program like this. I would highly recommend."