The Green Hour: A daily dose of Nature for Happier, Healthier, Smarter Kids.
Activities, Games, Crafts, Science Lessons, and Fun Facts the Whole Family Will Enjoy!
The National Wildlife Federation, recommends that parents give their child a "green hour" every day - a time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world. Whether in the backyard, the local park, or green space farther afield, time spent outdoors is essential to the healthy development of your minds, bodies, and spirits.
Todd Christopher, has filled this book with activities designed to encourage discovery, creative play, and a wonder of nature. Here you'll find a range of projects, fun facts, and science lessons meant to engage and invigorate your child, as well as the practical advice for parents that makes getting outdoors easy and worry-free. With creative, science-based ideas for a variety of natural settings, getting your family's daily dose of nature just got easier.
"Grounded in a solid understanding of how children learn through observation, play, and exploration, the activities suggested in this book offer a fun and practical road map for parents and children to deepen their knowledge and love of nature together."
- Martha Farrell Erickson, Founding board member, Children & Nature Network.