Spring is coming soon, now is a great time to prepare for bug hunting. Spring is the best season for finding bugs. There are more species out and about during the months of March, April, and May (here in California) than most other months. The World of Bugs books are a great way to get children excited about going outside to look for the tiny creatures that are hiding in the backyard. These books teach children how bugs blend in, which bugs are dangerous, where to look for them, and much more. They are full color photo books that show children exactly what to look for and where to look. If you are local to the Auburn, California area, you can even sign your child up for interactive bug hunting classes at the ARD Recreation Center. These classes are fun for kids with things like meet the stick bugs, buggy face painting, how to find the bugs, bug hunting, insect identification, and more. Kids are fascinated with the world of bugs, and fascination is great motivation to get them outside connecting with nature. There is a tiny world of bugs that exists all around us, you just need to know what to look for.
With things like Television, Internet, Video Games, Smart Phones and other types of technology available to children these days, outdoor time has become a thing of the past. Spending time playing outside is so very important for children. It builds a connection with nature and instills value for other living things. Children who spend time outside connecting with nature are happier children. This connection to nature is a necessity for children, our future as humans depends on the next generation recognizing that we need to co-exist with the other living things of this planet. Playing outside is free, entertaining, educational, healthy, and productive. There are many outdoor activities to do outside from bug hunts to playing catch. Whatever the activity is, make it an outside one.
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