My childhood, like that of a lot of parents today, was mostly spent outdoors, making up adventures, climbing trees, building dens or just staring up at the sky, making pictures in the clouds. These days, children spend more and more time indoors, plugged into a screen, disconnected from the world around them. The joy of nature and appreciation for the natural world is fast being lost.
Connecting with nature is instinctive for children, but it does need nurturing. We’ve picked out some great organisations and tools that might make it just a little bit easier to get UNPLUGGED:
1. woodland walk finder
There’s nothing more envigourating than a good walk with the kids – once you’ve torn them away from the sofa and out the door!! But often you find yourself asking ‘where can we go for a good walk nearby?’ Your question is answered instantly right here with the Woodland Trust’s great Woodland Walk Finder.
3. nature detective leaf identifier
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