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Winter Nature Walk by Pamela Evans

If you are lucky enough to live where you get snow in the winter, you know the joy children feel when they get to play, sled, build a  snowman, and throw snowballs. There is also nothing like a Winter Nature Walk even if it's just at the local park or in your own back yard.

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My Two Favorite Things for Nature Walks by Pamela Evans

It's been a busy couple weeks with book fairs and presentations. As promised to those who attended I am sharing links to my two favorite things to have on hand when you are out in nature with children.

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Rain, Rain, Go Away by Pamela Evans

It happens...sometimes it seems like the rain or snow just won't stop. Being cooped up with your preschooler can drive you both a little crazy. Here are a few things to keep in mind at those times.

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Beach Fun and Beach Care by Pamela Evans

It's great to visit the beach in the summer. It's also a good time for children to learn to care about the beach. Here is an update to my annual "leave the beach better than you found it" post.

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Nature - Know What to Expect! by Pamela Evans

Time outdoors is time well spent for children and adults alike. This post is an update of one from last summer because it's important to know what to watch out for especially if you don't spend a lot of time out in nature. Today’s blog will focus on introducing children to the concept of hazards. If you and your child are already used to spending a lot of time in nature you may want to skip to the bottom of the post for some good links:)

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The Great Outdoors - Respect and Balance by Pamela Evans

Learning to care about the enviroment, plants, and animals requires exposure. Without that exposure people may not develop concern for the natural world. How do we allow our children to explore without harming the very plants and animals we want them to learn about. It's all about respect.

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Terrarium Time by Pamela Evans

This week I had a wonderful time with preschoolers and I want to share the simple project with all of you. It’s always fun to bring the outdoors in and especially rewarding with children. Here are a few tips for a fun meaningful project anyone can do at home or at school.

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Bugs Make Great Starter Pets by Pamela Evans

Is your preschooler asking for a pet of his or her own? Is a dog, cat of even a fish a bit too much of a commitment for you? Maybe pets aren’t allowed where you live. Small mammals are generally not good pets for very young children. Have no fear bugs make great starter pets. Your child can learn what it takes to care for a living creature and when you’re done you can simply let your pet go where you found it!

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Water and Nature's Treasures by Pamela Evans

Children and adults alike are fascinated by water. It is calming to the touch. The sounds of water can also have a soothing effect. And it is visually can be hypnotic. Items change color in water. Water refracts light in ways that make a child stop and look again and again. As you place your hand in water it can look like you fingers are going in a strange direction. They may also appear to change size.

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The Nature Table by Pamela Evans

When parents ask me about important things to have in their home for their child, I generally don’t worry about all the child proofing and special new child items that I know they will already know about or will hear about from friends, instead I ask, “Do you have a Nature Table?”

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