Tanglewood Hollow nurtures a deep love for reconnecting and building a stronger relationship with the natural world. We believe in nurturing curiosity. We believe there are never too many questions. We believe in the itch to explore. We believe in wonder. Years ago, while working in schools, I could see the major disconnect between children and the natural world. With a world shrinking beneath pavement and less time being spent outside, I could see the nature-deficit disorder in action. If we lose our connection with nature, what might it mean for our planet?
Studies have revealed that children are healthier, happier, and perhaps even smarter and more creative when they have a connection to nature, and if we want to protect our environment and biodiversity, creating opportunities to reconnect with nature is crucial for both children and adults. We must make sure the next generation has the opportunity to have meaningful encounters with nature, because they cannot grow to love nature if they do not experience it. We can do this, hand in hand.
Tanglewood Hollow is proud to offer a selection of thoughtfully curated educational resources, curiosities, and nature-based products in the shop- all things that we love and use with our own family! As always, environmental awareness is incredibly important to us, so we have put a lot of thought into our packaging and design. We hope you'll find lots of inspiration here!
"Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and, when the grass of the meadows is damp with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath it's shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning as it wakes every living creature that divides its day between waking and sleeping."
- Dr. Maria Montessori, The Discovery of the Child
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