Category: Family Travel

Backyard activities teach children to see nature

Observation skills and heightening a level of awareness in a child’s senses is important to show them that they have more than eyes with which to “see” the environment.  It is through the initial experiences in a backyard or a park that your children will come to realize that nature is all around them — under the blades of grass, behind the pile of bricks in the corner of the yard, in the branches overhead, or even in the garage eaves. The following are a few of my favorite backyard activities to help teach children to be observant and...

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Natural Learning: Seeing nature through a child’s eyes

There is no need to be an entomologist, botanist, or ecologist to appreciate what nature has to offer through natural learning – or to teach your kids appreciation for the natural world. It starts with learning to see nature through a child’s eyes. Here are a few suggestions to make your next family backyard wander or park romp that much more meaningful, thanks to the senses.

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