The following is by contributor Catherine Way of Adventures With Kids.
There are plenty of great reasons for getting your children outside to explore nature, from encouraging physical activity to a link to improved concentration, but the best reason is that children love being outdoors and exploring their world.
There are some simple things that you can do to encourage your children’s explorations and deepen their understanding of how the world works.
Here are some nature explorations that you and your child can work on together. I’ve tried to include something to do in the areas that I find are are of greatest interest to children – animals, plants, weather and the world under the water.
Choose one of these explorations and get started finding out more about the natural world: