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NWF Green Hour

Commentary on what parents should know about and can do to counteract common "nature deficit disorders" in our TV-watching, video game-playing children including encouraging a daily "Green Hour" of outside play and learning. A program of the National Wildlife Federation

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Early Wonders

Nature Deficit Needs to be Addressed at the Beginning.

Young children need to spend more time outdoors too. Recognizing this, and the fact that most organized environmental education starts at about age 9-10, a number of Minnesota educators teamed up to develop an outstanding pre-school guide entitled Natural Wonders: a Guide to Early Childhood for Environmental Edcuators. It is important because many children form their personal values by age six or seven and they always seem to have natural love of animals. Check it out at Minnesota's SEEK website.

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