Where children and parents grow together
" Angie’s classes are a highlight of our week! "
mom of 2 1/2-year old, Carlsbad
NATURE BUDDIES is an education center based in Carlsbad, California.
We plan and run outdoor classes and camps for children ages 2-10. The mixed age classes provide the opportunity for kids to learn and grow together while play, discover and pretend.
We believe that the most valuable connection is the one between you and your child. Parenting is a never-ending learning process – about you and your child together! That is why a NATURE BUDDIES class is about you and your child together surrounded by nature and nature loving friends for both of you!
These carefully planned classes are amazing opportunities for you to observe your child`s behavior, participate in the activities together and settle down in a community of like-minded parents, caregivers and little buddies.
During class we learn, we discover, we figure it out and most important we have fun! We deepen different skills together and discuss the beautiful challenges of parenthood.
NATURE BUDDIES is providing highly energetic, creative and hands-on classes, supporting out of the box thinking, practical problem solving and social development.
"I NEVER TEACH MY PUPILS. I ONLY ATTEMPT TO PROVIDE THE CONDITIONS IN WHICH THEY LEARN."
I have been educating kids and adults as a teacher and management trainer for more than two decades. During my college years, I was fascinated by children, how unique they are and how the different teaching methods and strategies work for someone while not successful for others.
At the beginning of my professional career, I started to work with adults and deepened my knowledge of interpersonal skill development. I trained and mentored junior managers to become confident leaders and enable better relationships with the team they manage.
When teaching Nature Buddies Classes, I have it all!!! While I carefully plan the classes for your child to develop and improve the skills needed to navigate successfully in a social environment, It also provides you an opportunity as a parent to follow your child"s development closely, receive direct feedback during class and get directions and ideas for further growth.
With my three children on board, I truly believe that the most complex ever-changing, most rewarding relationship we have is with our kids. Guiding them through the childhood years can be challenging but consciously chosen positive parenting tools are helping to enjoy the years to come.
Angie Foldvari, Education Direction
“Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have. It's about understanding that he is exactly the person he is supposed to be. And that, if you're lucky, he just might be the teacher who turns you into the person you are supposed to be.”