Helpful links to raising a nature conscious kid
August 18, 2012
Teaching children how to respect nature and life in all forms is no easy job. Especially for someone like me who isn’t so fond of getting this close to a snail or anything that is slimy, jumps, or can fly for that matter. Does that mean my children shouldn’t get too close either? Of course not. That’s not in my rule book. I mean, unless they are headed straight for a bee hive or fiddling with a black widow or something, I tend to keep my mouth shut when they are curious about the safe bugs and insects. There’s no need to impose my own fears into them, especially when I’m trying to teach them to respect nature in all life forms. And speaking of nature, I just gotta say this:
Children + Nature = Balance, harmony, love, and a whole lot of other ‘well-being’ benefits for children as well as adults.
The following are some helpful links that I personally enjoyed reading and will probably refer back to often. I hope they help you get outside some more as well.