Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Outdoor Kindergarten

Thank you Sara Bennett, for posting this article on FaceBook. I want to share it here...

Into the Woods 
by Emily Bazelon

American kids don't know how to explore. Maybe what they need is forest kindergarten.

"Many kids today have never gotten physically lost. They have never been outside, in an unfamiliar place, without a parent or a GPS or a phone app to guide them. They don’t know what it’s like to lose your way in the world around you and to make do until you find it again..."

[Read the rest of the article here.]

This article reminded me of Richard Louv's book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.

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