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:
We marvel at the way our children focus their attention on the tiny: the ladybug on the leaf, the tiny crack in the sidewalk, the speck of offending green stuff in the plate of pasta.And so how, exactly, can we explain the vastness of the world to th... read more