Discover the Forest
With school starting, kids will be spending more time indoors than out. Our school system has many merits but I am concerned that Little Miss Techie’s time for outdoor physical activity at school is quite limited. Preschool’s extended play in any kind of weather and weekly walks will be replaced by PE class that meets once or twice a week and a half hour recess.
As a parent and a teacher, I believe that time outside is necessary to the development of the whole child. Kids need time outside to run, stretch, and get the wiggles out regardless of how old they are. To make up for the lack out outside time at school, we’ll continue to hoof it to our neighborhood park, hit the trails for some fall weekend hikes, and do some backyard exploration.
Next to Where to Go, is the What to Do tab. What to Do helps provide ideas on what to do on an outdoor adventure such as leaf rubs, tracking animals, learning to use a compass. You can also print The Book of Stuff to Do Outside for additional ideas for your child’s outdoor education.
It’s so important that our kids learn about, understand and spend time in nature. With a healthy and curious relationship with the world around them, our children are more likely to feel responsible for its well-being.
You can obtain additional materials for your budding naturalists and conservationists from the Why tab in the upper right corner of the screen. There are resources to teach children about being smart in nature, being good to nature, and be safe in nature.
I was not compensated for writing about the Where the Other You Lives campaign or the Discover the Forest site. It is simply a fabulous resource that I hope you find helpful for your outdoor adventures.
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