The famous naturalist and conservation advocate, Rachel Carson, once said, “If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” And for that reason, it’s important to share the wonders of the world with your kids.
However, too many children lose that sense of being a part of the world at an early age. In fact, some even experience fear, disinterest or alienation to their natural surroundings. And yet a strong sense of connection to our planet is profoundly important to a child’s mental, physical and spiritual health. So, how can a parent ensure that their child develops a healthy sense they are a part of the cycle of life? Read on to find out how.
How to Share the Wonders of the World with Your Kids
There is no better way to cement a child’s natural experience of interconnection than to let them experience it in some fun, interesting ways. But that experience doesn’t happen as easily or naturally in urban environments where most people live, as it did when they lived closer to nature. So, if you’d like to share the wonders of the world with your kids, here are five things to strengthen their appreciation of life and our fantastic planet:
1. Go Camping
Make sure you have at least one camping experience together each year. Set up tents and enjoy living in nature and experiencing the natural beauty. Your child will develop resourcefulness and an attitude of conservation by living in the natural world and other creatures.