Some things just work together: babies and stripes; road trips and loud music; beaches and beer. Creating these perfect pairings often requires some advance preparation, which is why I love stumbling upon them in my daily life — it makes it that much easier to take pleasure in what might otherwise feel routine or trivial.
“A child, more than anyone else, is a spontaneous observer of nature” ~ Maria Montessori ~
“Children are born with a sense of wonder and an affinity for Nature. Properly cultivated, these values can mature into ecological literacy, and eventually into sustainable patterns of living.” ~ Zenobia Barlow, “Confluence of Streams” ~
“Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives.” ~ Thomas Berry, The Dream of the Earth ~
“Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.” ~ John Muir ~
When you bring the children out to experience nature before they can speak or walk it will become a natural part of their everyday life. They will become stewards of nature and have an inner connection with Mother Earth.
Love and Light!
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