"Time in nature calms and focuses; for most children, it takes only a few minutes for them to begin to explore. Watch as they seek out places that feel particularly right to them,
as they gather symbolic objects - leaves, sticks, bits of moss - that they discover. You can't manipulate nature, it must be delved into; its a vibrant but neutral canvas onto which a child can pour their creativity"
- Kim John Payne - Simplicity Parenting -