Observe: Insect Activity

What cool insect, arachnid (spider), or mollusk (snail) activity can you find around your yard? Has your child watched a spider spin a web? How about ants marching along on a mission? What about a snail eating a plant? Give your child the time and space to observe these small creatures in their natural environment…Continue reading “Observe: Insect Activity”

Great book! Friends of the Earth: A History of American Environmentalism

In preparation for Earth Day next month, I’m currently reading a wonderful book… Friends of the Earth:  A History of American Environmentalism by Pat McCarthy.   The book, written for children ages 9 and up,  introduces the efforts, struggles, and triumphs of men and women (scientists, artists, authors, naturalists) who dedicated their lives to protecting theContinue reading “Great book! Friends of the Earth: A History of American Environmentalism”

Outdoor Fun: Read a Book

The pleasure of a new book from the library… Book Bench, Dublin Library Photo taken February 26th, 2013

Rainy day, muddy fun!

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My little one is still home with the flu, but if he were healthy, we’d be out doing this, too! Enjoy the rainy weather! Keep'em busy View original post

My Little Valentine: Home Sick

My son, home sick today, lethargically watching the bird and squirrel activity at the feeder.  So sad to be missing the Valentine’s Day party at school… Photo taken February 14th, 2013

More Fun with Animal Tracks

This past weekend, we attended a fun nature class at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont.  This free class for children aged 5+ and their family, called Family Nature Hour, is held on Saturday afternoons throughout the year.  Each week a different concept from the natural world is covered.  The one we attended on SaturdayContinue reading “More Fun with Animal Tracks”