Sunday, 22 September 2013

Look, Ma – no laptop: kids click with nature - Environmental News | The Irish Times - Sat, Aug 10, 2013

Look, Ma – no laptop: kids click with nature - Environmental News | The Irish Times - Sat, Aug 10, 2013

A great fresh perspective on children and nature"  Full article can be read from the link above. 



"This mass culture of boredom is a recent development. For millennia, most young humans never had time to be bored. Life was a constant battle for basic survival, often involving child labour and great hardship. Even today, far too many children still inhabit that grim world.....landscapes, the cycles of seasonal vegetation and migrations – remains almost invisible to many of us."

"Put children on a football pitch and they will probably wait to play until someone explains the rules, or at least gives them a ball. But put the same children in a meadow, on a rocky shore or in a wood and they will very soon be inventing games for themselves.....The pleasures of that kind of broad interaction with nature will be more deeply anchored if children develop just a little bioliteracy through field trips with teachers or local nature groups"
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