Grandparent’s Day was this past Sunday, did you do anything special to celebrate your students’ grandparents?
The other day as I was reflecting on outdoor play and Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods I found myself thinking about how Grandparent’s Day is another great opportunity to go outside and experience nature. Young children live in a different world than their grandparents. Where indoor play, screen time, and organized sports are now often the order of the day, during the childhoods of many of the grandparents, outdoor free play was the norm.
Who better to teach a love for nature than the people who grew up playing outdoors all day? Grandparents have a lot to teach the young generation and for many one of these lessons could be how to experience and love nature. I think it’s time for some grandparent-grandchild time in the great outdoors. I bet the grandparents have played some great outdoor games and would love to share them with the new generation.
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