Child Development Websites and Articles

Play Matters Gardening with Children
Children and Nature The Virtues of Mud
Play: It’s the Way Children Learn 10 Insights from Bill Gates
Raising Small Souls Magical Childhood


Please take a few minutes from your busy day to watch these videos (below.) It will give you greater understanding into why we do what we do at Wellspring and may make a big difference in the lives of your children.

“Prescription for Play” Video
“Animal School” Video


“The Power of Play” by David Elkinf, Ph.D.

“Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul” by Stuart Brown and Christopher Vaughan

“Cure For the Common Life” by Max Lucado

“The Paradise of Childhood” – Wisdom and Aphorism of Friedrich Froebel, inventor of Kindergarden

“The Art of Roughhousing” by Anthony DeBenedet and Lawrence Cohen

“Nuture Shock: New Thinking About Children” by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Last Child in the Woods: Saving out Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” by Richard Louv

Sharing Nature with Children” by Joseph Cornwell

“Earth, Water, Fire and Air: Playful explorations in the Four Elements” by Walter Kraul

Other Resources

Nutrition Education

Choose My Plate Food Pyramid Poster
Serve Up Good Nutrition for Preschool Children 40 Snack Ideas for Your Preschooler
Six Principals for Feeding Your Children Food Jags: What the Heck is That?
Holiday Nutrition Tips Menu Sample

Our Community

Los Osos Chamber of Commerce San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum
SLO Library Savvy Sitters – SLO County
Paso Robles Children Museum Central Coast Kids
SLO County Mommies

Spiritual Growth

Maranatha Chapel Jon Courson
Joshua Fund
Calvary Chapel Shoreline
A Holy Experience