FC: Nature all around | by: Mikala Dworchak
1: Children tend to develop an attachment with someone who shows commitment on a child's development. A child learning and studying nature is going to have questions and show curiosity. A parent should be interested and responsive to positively help the child understand. In order to show a child you are interested in what they have to say and taking the initiative, show empathy to ensure the child's positive growth. Interaction with families in nature can promote a stable and healthy human being. It can also help with helping families stay healthy together and gain an attachment between one another. It is just as important for the adult to grow just as much attachment to the child as much as a child to an adult.
2: Cherry Crest Adventure Farm | 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572 Phone: 717-687-6843 | $10.00 all ages 3 and up | Straw Bale Racer Giant Slinger Coloring Barn Tour Wagon Animal Grove
3: Nature Scavenger Hunt | Let's go find some bugs! | Butterfly Ant Snail Firefly Lady bug Bumble Bee Grass Hopper Spider | Find the following bugs and snap a picture of them to remember.
4: Sun Safety: Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before you go outside. Apply every two hours. Always use sunscreen when exposed to any kinds of sun light! | Choking and Breathing Safety: Always sit up straight when eating. Cut food into small pieces. Encourage children to take small bites and chew thoroughly.
5: Parks and Outdoor Safety: Keep children away from curbs, parked cars, hilly areas and streets. Stay away from trash, broken glass, animal droppings, and sharp objects. Choose play equipment that looks safe to play on. | Wound Safety: Keep play areas free of sharp objects. Always wear shoes while playing outside. Use proper and elbow pads protective gear like helmets and knee.
6: Snack Time | Apple "Sandwiches" 1-2 apples rings peanut butter dark chocolate chips Homemade granola | Spread nut or seed butter on one apple ring and place chocolate chips on top of butter. Sprinkle with granola and top with a second apple ring to make a “sandwich.”
7: Hands-on House, Children's Museum of Lancaster | 721 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601 | Monday: Closed Tuesday- Thursday: 11am-4pm Friday: 11am-8pm Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: 12noon-5pm ADMISSION: $8.50 for adults and children. Free for members!
8: C C | c r a f t t i m e | 1. Draw hedge hog body, cut it out and cover with glue. | 2. Go on a nature hunt and search for perfect spiky leaves for the hedgehog. | 3. Glue the leaves on to the hedge hog, don't forget the nose and the eyes. | http://www.pinterest.com/pin/213358101070178527/
9: Let's go to the park! | Hoffer Park | Mill St, Middletown, PA 17057 | This is a great play area for your child out and into various things. Basketball and volley ball courts are available as well as the famous kids castle! Can also be rented for birthday parties! Call 948-3050.
10: Children develop things at a young age faster than anyone can in their lifetime. As a good parent, getting the children involved in the environment at an early age, only makes it easier and better in the future. It is important for all children to have an active partner to connect, bond with and creatively respond to the world itself. Children who trust and play with their families learn how to work in groups and share. Though parents like to have set plans and crafts for kids to keep occupied, every parent has to remember to give the children unstructured space. Believe it or not, the children will come up with an activity to entertain themselves on their own. This will also provide independence and stability.