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Day 5: Be Receptive and Aware
Points to Remember
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” —Rachel Carson
- Young children don’t need many structured or planned activities, just loving encouragement to explore the world around them.
- Nature activities reawaken a sense of wonder and joy that can sometimes get lost in adulthood.
- Joseph Cornell’s first edition of Sharing Nature with Children was recently ranked by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Library as “one of the 15 most influential books since 1890 for connecting children and families with nature.”
Write about your most memorable childhood experience in nature. How did it make you feel? What made your experience especially memorable?
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Tomorrow's Lesson: Sharing absorbing nature experiences with your children