I recently stumbled across a great website while looking for a nature magazine for the kids. We used to subscribe to Your Big Backyard when Marco was younger, but cancelled it because we found that he was still not mature enough for it. Now that we are thinking of bringing it back to our home, I went to their website to check it out again. It was here that I found out about the National Wildlife Federation Green Hour.
The Green Hour was designed to get parents and kids outside for "unstructured play and interaction with the natural world." It is a program that provides parents with ideas for outdoor activities and journaling. They break down the daily activity on their home page with books related to the activity, things to make and do, and other tips. They have a parents' guide available as well as resources. Overall, it is an AWESOME program!!!
Considering that we love to do mostly anything nature related, we'll be checking this website out on a daily basis. It should help us get away from the chaos of overindulgence in toys and tv. It can even serve as a great nature portion to any science curriculum!
Check it out and sign up!
NWF Green Hour
Have you read my latest toy rants? Well, check out this article on the Green Hour website. 10 Steps to Play, the Plastic-Free Way.
You can bet that this list is printed out and hanging on our bulletin board!! It will be helpful to any parent wanting to get away from the materialism of today and into the fun and games of yesterday.
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