Monday, May 10, 2010

Nature and Nurture...

We were all struck down by a horrible virus last week, and in attempt to get some fresh air we headed to our favourite local park.  It is always fun to go to the park, but is now so much more fun that baby boy is big enough to actually 'play' at the park.  He played on the slide, with the music area and on the swing.  

I was listening to a radio program last week that talked about how our kids are really in danger of never having a relationship with nature.  The speaker said that because of a lack of green spaces that our kids can own and explore they will lose the chance to really feel comfortable with nature and all the gifts that that brings to a child.  I know how much baby boy just loves to go outside to play and I am so glad that we live in a country with weather that allows him to do that most of the time

My goal is to try and regularly take baby boy into nature so he can develop that 'relationship' with God's beautiful creations.  Does that mean camping?  I hope so! (hint...hint to man of the house)


  1. Thanks for the tip Kara. Because I live in a unit I worry about this too. Also I feel the same about children and animals. It seems with the renters market and land shortage, stricter pet rules (ie having them desexed etc.) .... that kids miss out on bonding with animals. They miss out on seeing babies being born, and being confident around animals. I am hoping to get my son a puppy at his eighth birthday.

  2. Last Child in the Woods
    Saving Our Children from Nature-deficit Disorder
    By Richard Louv

    I heard it a good read about this subject!


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