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With Labor Day just around the corner, we made mementos to honor the passing of the summer season.
Go give it a whirl!
I've been seriously diggin' the book, "Sharing Nature with Children" by Joseph Cornell. It's a nifty little nature awareness guide that is comprised of games and activities to nurture a love for nature. "Heartbeat of Trees" is just one of the activities that I'm planning to do next spring with Satch in which we listen to trees with a stethoscope. In the spring the sap surges within the tree, and one can hear cracking sounds...the tree's "heartbeat". This exercise fosters a sense of empathy for trees as living things.
Other nifty additions to our seasonal explorations are these Fandex Family Field Guides. They fan out sort of like paint swatches on a ring with vivid die cut images and concise information. They are small enough to take with you on a hike with the wees and easy for little hands to hold. Click on the images for more info.
Have a good weekend, everyone! See you Tuesday.