We grown-ups have lost touch. We rush over paved sidewalks in our lug-soled shoes and dart through traffic in our air-conditioned vehicles.
Kids still feel every pebble of the ground through their shoes. Their sharp eyes scan the sky for birds, real or jet-fueled. They go out of their way toward puddles, not around them. They think worms are cool.
Let's be like them.
And let's keep them connected to this pretty, fragile planet. Teach them about its ways, its systems, its magic. Our favorite ways to do so follow:
With warm weather finally here, our kids are saying hello again to all of the insects and small creatures of the great outdoors. We haven't missed the mosquitoes, but we are so happy to see the ladybugs, butterflies, ants, and frogs again.Did you ... read more
Earth Day will be here soon, and now is the time to start preparing your preschooler for the important occasion. There are a lot of fun things you can do in advance and on Earth Day to help your little one understand what it all means, and why it's... read more