Marghanita Hughes is a children’s author and illustrator and creator of the award-winning children’s brand: The Little Humbugs. She is a naturalist and founder of the “Let’s Go Outside” Revolution – a non-profit organization with a mission to change the way children spend their time. Throughout the year, Marghanita provides nature-based art classes for children and interactive workshops for early learning educators who are interested incorporating nature into their play and lessons. She strongly believes that every child should be given the opportunity to discover and explore the natural world.
“When children and nature mix, something magical happens.” “I believe if we inspire a love for nature in a child, it will lead to a desire to protect it.” – Marghanita
How to Develop a Child’s Creative Intelligence
I believe that all children should be given the opportunity to discover and explore the natural world. We know that actively engaging with nature benefits their physical, emotional, spiritual and social development. My “hands on” workshops help to provide educators with simple, practical ways in which to connect children with nature and reap these rewards.
During the presentation, we will create simple, fun nature based crafts such as the empowerment pebbles and discuss how to bring nature into the classroom. We will also create small vegetable container pots, learn how start up a nature club and discuss how to involve the elders of the community in reconnecting our children with the natural world.