Giving Thanks for Nature (11-22-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:    To be thankful for nature.

Practice:  Today, go for a nature walk. Consider your own neighborhood. It can be full of nature that you may not be noticing from day-to-day.

Take a magnifying glass on your walk, if you have one. Collect leaves, stones, and other treasures along the way.

Don’t forget to look up as well as down. You may find interesting things on fences, tree trunks, etc.

Let your child decide what he wants to bring home. Bring a container and make a rule that only what fits in the container can come home. That should help control bringing home too many things or things that are too large.

When you get home, talk with your child about his choices. What did he like about these things? Think of things to do with his treasures – display them, take pictures of them, include them in drawings or paintings, make a table centerpiece out of them, etc.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by the idea of being thankful.

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