Children still need a childhood with dirt, mud, puddles, trees, sticks and tadpoles. —Brooke Hampton
Spring is on the way! Take the opportunity to observe nature changing right before our eyes.
Get outside with children and be part of the transformation. It doesn’t matter if the days are bright and sunny, rainy, snowy, warm or cold. Outdoor play is always worth the effort. As long as it is safe, outdoor play can be fun, purposeful, full of opportunities to explore and provide endless learning experiences for children. Use these resources to inspire your outdoor exploration:
- Follow these recommendations from the CDC: Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities During COVID-19
- Look no further than your own yard with these ideas from ZERO TO THREE: For the Birds: Counting, Categorizing, and Caring for the Creatures Outside Your Door
- Take a walk: Turn Any Walk Into a Nature Walk, from NAEYC
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