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Children play in nature

TREE CHILDREN
Simplicity, Mindfulness,Free play and Creativity in Nature 

HELLO, I AM KATARINA

I feel like there is never enough quality hours spent in nature. These essential hours of nature vitamins need to be taken consciously and daily to keep our children happy, healthy and in balance. 

Our kids need more simple and conscious time in nature and experience free and little adventurous play.

Children need simplicity, space for boredom, cultivate creativity and deeper connection to nature. The best place to deliver these elements is in the forest. 

Tree Children initiative helps kids to be better prepared for now and the future that require resilience, flexibility, creativity and navigating challenges with intuition. 


As a Mum, Forest Bathing guide and Mental Health First Aider I daily connect to nature and continuously guiding my son to do the same. I love to create space for free play, adventure, beauty, wonder, simplicity and creativity. I love exploring new natural places that I will share with you and your child during our Tree Children adventures.

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Mother and child in forest

“Time in nature is not leisure time; it’s an essential investment in our children’s health (and also, by the way, in our own).”

Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods

ABOUT TREE CHILDREN

Tree Children adventures are inspired by the Japanese forest bathing or Shinrin-yoku, the concept of being calm and relaxed among the trees and connecting with nature through all of our senses.

During 90 minutes nature adventures, children experience m
indful invitations to explore and connect with nature, activate and balance their senses. Together we spend quality time in a simple and beautiful ambience of the forest that provides natural objects and space for unstructured and 
adventurous play, eco art, connection and wonder without unnecessary distractions.

We explore various woodlands and natural places in different time of the year for diversity, magic and wonder.


Tree Children is not only for children
. During our adventures parents are invited to engage in various invitations that create wonderful opportunities to strengthen the bond and connection between parent and child.

TREE CHILDREN BENEFITS

Explore some of the challenges children may experience nowadays and how Tree Children initiative can be of support.

SIMPLICITY

Less is more 


There are too many choices, stimulations and distractions that may cause sensory overload and causing stress in our children. Nowadays we are lacking stillness and feel like we always have to be in action. We often rush kids to places and do not take enough time to simply pause, be and observe what is around us.

The forests we visit will provide a space where kids can re-balance their overstimulated senses, calm their nervous system and take a break from "too much" "too soon" mentality of life. 

 

We experience slowing down in nature so we have opportunity to pause, relax and rest in simplicity.

Children walk in nature

FREE PLAY

Free to be

​Too many toys and too much structural play can limit children's creativity and imagination that is very important for their happiness and future skillset. They need several hours of unstructured play daily to adequately stimulate and integrate sensory pathways.

Kids are also missing exposure to adventurous play that are important for their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development leading to confident individuals.

My chosen forest locations and crafted sessions will provide with opportunity for unstructured, free, and "risky" play such as climbing over tree stumps. These natural experiences will teach children important skills for their heathy development.

Children play in nature

NATURE BOND

Nature is our home

Children are spending less and less time outdoors due to technological distractions, indoor lifestyles and increased urban density. Nature Deficit Disorder is really a thing, and it may result in a shortened attention span, decreased problem-solving skills, obesity, and other issues with emotional and physical health. Lack of daylight may affect exposure to regulate their melatonin release at appropriate amounts.

We want to teach children to live in symbiosis and collaboration with nature, to understand her healing properties and her importance for their life. We need to create daily outdoor rituals to empower and strengthen nature connections.

During our adventures we use our senses to contact with nature, notice her magic, beauty and show  her compassion and love. These way we will create emotional bond with our big mama nature. 

Child kiss the tree

CREATIVITY

Self-expression & Eco Art

Modern lifestyles sometimes do not create enough space for leisure to be curious and exploring with our kids that is needed for creativity to happen.

Spending time in nature inspires a sense of awe that leads to “expansive thinking,” and innovative ideas.

Eco Art sparks creativity, provides a sensory experience, connects children with nature, teaches them about the environment, develops fine motor skills, promotes emotional well-being, offers a fun science or maths lesson, and encourages eco-friendly practices.

Child plays in nature

MINDFULNESS

Generation Zen

Combining meditative techniques with concepts of outdoor nature play helps form mindful attitudes. By making habits like these a routine, children become more aware of physical sensations, notice how their bodies respond to emotions, and develop greater compassion towards nature and others.

The sights, sounds and smells of the forest take us right into that present moment, so our brains stop anticipating, recalling, ruminating and worrying.

Child observes in nature

COMMUNITY

Tribe is what we need 

My son and I find it overwhelming socialise in a busy enclosed, indoors spaces due to noise levels and usually too much going on. He would freeze, and I get irritated as our senses get overstimulated. This prevents us to be fully open, relax, ourself and present for others to connect with.

I found that parenting and socialising in nature is so much easier. Nature simply knows how to hold space for social interactions. Nature helps us relax and provide with space where we may feel more free, open, connected and calm.

Dr. Lockwood says, “Outdoor play helps children grow socially, helping them to develop healthy ways of forming friendships, responding to physical interaction, and using their imaginations to entertain each other,”

Mothers with kids walk in nature
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I believe that children who play outdoors are healthier than those who don’t.

Fresh air and sunshine are what protect against illness; it’s time to share this medicine with our children

NEXT SESSIONS

TREE CHILDREN - BOOK ONLY ONE TICKET PER ADULT PLUS CHILD 

Kids Tree Children

PRIVATE SESSIONS

A lovely opportunity to share a private Tree Children adventure with friends you care about 

 and experience the wonders of nature together.

Group of 4 kids

£15

per adult plus child 

90min session

Group of 5-9 kids

£13

per adult plus child 

90min session

BIRTHDAY

GATHERING

EVEN SMALL ACTION MAKES A DIFFERENCE

I proudly share 10% of my profit with a charity that touches my heart.

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TreeSisters is a UK registered social change and reforestation charity that places tropical forest restoration into everyone’s hands.
Through individuals and businesses that give back to Nature every month, TreeSisters has so far funded the planting of over 15 million trees across 12 locations in Brazil, Borneo, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nepal and West Papua.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"This experience is a must! Whether you are already at one with nature, or looking for a way to calm the busy mind, or just intrigued as to what this experience brings, I would highly recommend joining Katarina on one of her forest bathing events. Katrina ensures everybody enjoys this experience in their own way, there is no pressure to share your own feelings/experiences with others, or even to take part in any of the tasks/activities if you don't want to. This is a wonderful way to clear your mind, awaken the senses and take in the beautiful energies that nature offers. I can't wait to do this in the spring! Thank you Katrina <3"

Matthew

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