Children are born with a sense of wonder and an affinity for Nature, and for children to keep their inborn sense of wonder they need the companionship of at least one adult who can share with them the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in. I try to do this with my daughters.
As we walked into Morrison’s supermarket today my daughter (aged 10) shouted “Stop!” her arms spread wide to protect a bumblebee which was on the floor in the middle of the doorway. We gently lifted him and carried him to a planted area where he was safe and would find shade and moisture.
Later, in my mother’s garden, Katie asked to borrow my camera and she took the following photos - a child's eye view of the beauty and wonder in nature.
“Time in nature is not leisure time; it's an essential investment in our chidlren's health (and also, by the way, in our own).” - Richard Louv. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-deficit Disorder