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 beehive or fiddling with a black widow or something, I tend to keep my mouth shut when they are curious about safer bugs and insects. There’s no need to impose my own fears on 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.