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:
I am the mother of two children, ages six and three, as well as a preschool teacher in a small, mountainous community in Northern California. Our family lives off-the-grid producing our own electricity from a micro hydro turbine in our creek. One of ... read more
Parents and schools are often looking for ways to get children involved in service projects that will broaden their understanding of the world and help out a good cause at the same time. In the process, we face this question: what can a kid do to mak... read more