Quote of the Week
"Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty."
-- Albert Einstein
How To Get Your Child Excited About Nature
"Parents need to teach children in a simple but deliberate way how to understand and interact with the natural environment. If this curiosity is not stimulated, it gradually dulls as the many distractions of modern life fill the child’s interest.
When a child becomes excited by nature, he/she gains access to its inherent rewards – inspiration, entertainment, comfort and perspective. As our modern life becomes more complex and over-stimulating, an appreciation of our natural world offers the child a gift that will last a lifetime." [read more]
Title: The Curious Garden
By: Peter Brown
Ages: 5-6 yrs
"One boy's quest for a greener world... one garden at a time. While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world. This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book." -- Publisher
Recommended by Kindful Kids Editors
Be The Change
Here are few nature activities you can try with your kids.
Going outside and searching for bugs and insects can be a thrilling experience for kids. You can take a magnifying glass with you as well as a pen and paper, and encourage the kids to take notes.
Natural Colors Nature Walk
Head out and take a long walk within the local area to find cool examples of different colors in nature. For example, you could pick specifically colored petals, leaves or stones.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Before you begin, research the types of natural flora and fauna you can find within your local vicinity. Draw up a basic list that won’t be too difficult for your kids to follow. Now comes the fun part, go out and find the items!
Stack the Rocks
We’re sure you’re familiar with famous games like Jenga. Well, picture that game with an awesome nature twist and you’ve got something close to Stack the Rocks. The aim of the game is simple, encourage your kids to find a bunch of similarly sized rocks or stones and balance them on top of each other without them falling!" [read more]
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