Thank you, Tiger
I started teaching way back in the early 1960s. Well, teaching is, perhaps, too grand a word. It would be more honest to say that I began to be paid for standing daily in front of loads of bored adolescents, opening a well-thumbed science text book, and reading aloud. Then, scribbling science words on the blackboard to be copied by the kids into their science notebooks.
Added by John Paull on November 23, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
The Foot Whisperer & Therapeutic Gardens: Holland & Germany…
Generally, exploring and discovery is enough for kids, but sometimes even they can grow bored with that and become restless. Remember that they naturally have shorter attention spans than adults.
Fortunately, there are lots of tried and true activities you can do on the trail that’ll keep kids from getting bored. Among them is Whichever Way the Wind Blows.
If there is a slight breeze, have your children identify which way the wind is blowing. Then have them identify…
Added by Rob Bignell on May 28, 2012 at 6:32pm — No Comments
Most children will find fun the idea of a hike and explore. Still, kids can be fickle creatures. Their lack of knowledge and experience in the world often makes them cautious about suggested activities. And in today’s video game-oriented, 300-cable channel, Internet-connected world, some kids may be reluctant – or even afraid – to get outside.
You want to sway kids to at least entertain the notion that a hike might be fun. If they hit the trail thinking a long stretch of…
Added by Rob Bignell on May 21, 2012 at 8:44am — No Comments
Playground Professionals has just launched The Play and Playground News Center – A Wonderful Play and Playground Resource.
Check it out at http://www.playgroundprofessionals.com/.
This will be a place you will want to revisit often!
WANT HAPPY HEALTHY KIDS?
Then UNPLUG and step OUTSIDE into the REAL WORLD.
IT'S FREE !
And it's waiting for you. Mother Nature wants to share her magic with you.
It really is that SIMPLE!
This is a video of our first Revolution event-inspiring others to change the way children spend their time.
Added by Marghanita Hughes on June 14, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Last night I was up late making banners and cutting strips of material for a cause I hold dear to my heart. Getting Kids Outside!
Tomorrow is the launch of the "Let's Go Outside" Revolution, a non-profit organization with a mission to actively engage children with nature. (Revolution Website launches 29th April).
The Let’s Go Outside Revolution is about growing a generation of happy…Continue
Richard Louv recently wrote in a post:
. . ."In a virtual world where information overload is more accurately described as information underload, a little raw authenticity and…Continue
Added by Randy Eady on March 27, 2011 at 9:07pm — No Comments
Blogger’s Note: This entry was inspired by the preposterous, though serious notion we (as humans) had "evolved" ourselves away from needing a Plantaris Muscle. The plantaris muscle is used by animals in gripping and manipulating objects with their feet –…Continue
I recently got the chance to represent the Sierra Club Youth Delegation at the 2011 Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference in Washington D.C., February 7-10th. In preparation to speak on the panel entitled Sowing the Seeds for a Greener Future: Preparing Youth for a Green Economy, I started to reflect on what has given me the employment opportunities I’ve had so far in environmental-related…Continue
Those of us operating in relation to Park and Rec facilites with ample outdoor features are often lucky enough to get to see how kids thrive and grow through playful interaction with nature and each other.
Though, as we know only too well, most children aren’t getting outdoors enough, and that is creating a “play (as well as nature) deficit.”
Next week, a couple of hundred experts gather at Clemson University to explore the distinctive value of play.
The Conference on…Continue
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World Wetlands Day - Wetlands and Forests
This is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2011, especially chosen because 2011 is the UN International Year of Forests.
To celebrate World Wetlands Day - I am giving away FREE copies of Nika And The Painted Turtle
Just leave a comment below and I'll send you your FREE ebook.
Blogger’s note: This commentary expands on the class…Continue
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