Sit spots are special outdoor places you return to again and again, to sit quietly, think, observe or just be. Wonderful for wellbeing, for children and adults.
Find out more about sit spots below.
Video: sit spots with Harry Nowell
Harry Nowell is an elementary school teacher with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He creates lovely inquiry videos, designed to encourage young students to be curious, ask questions and investigate the world around them. Here's one on sit spots.
1 November 2020. (2 mins 27)
How to sit in the cold
Sitting in the cold: Why would you want to do it and how you can make it work...
Wilderness Awareness School (US), 25 March 2020
Articles on sit spots
A whole selection of articles on sit spots, including sit spot practices for kids, owl eyes: a core awareness skill, sit spot for busy-bodies and sit spot FAQs.
Wilderness Awareness School (US).
Make your sit spot practice private and intimate
Some suggestions for getting the greatest benefit from your sit spot.
My Nature (Aus), 5 January 2017
Sit spot lessons from a squirrel
Blog post reflecting on the value of sit spots and how to get the most out of them.
Feather and Frond (US), 4 January 2017
Start a “Sit Spot” practice to a happier you
Nice thorough article asking what is a sit spot, where should it be, what does it need and what do you do there?
My Nature (Aus), 10 December 2016
Mindfulness in Nature Activity with Children
Exploration of mindfulness in Forest School, and ‘Magic Spots’.
Bee in the Woods, 3 October 2016