FC: A Book for Children By: Michael Mattes
1: Children should develop an appreciation for the environment because parks should be respected. Parks are there for children to enjoy the environment they live in. My book can help children and their families stay active by going to the local park and playing games. Most parks have a basketball court where you can play a game of horse or pig. Or you can play tag around the park. All you have to do is give somebody a call to go out and enjoy the nature. My book can help children and families stay active by telling them where they could go and what kind of activities they can do with their families. Interaction in nature can create a bond. Having parks where they can play, have picnics and enjoy nature helps children care about the environment. Strong early "bonds" with families help children feel a sense of confidence throughout their lifetimes. These bonds begin in infancy with "attachment" a powerful relationship that forms between children and parents in the first months of life. A secure attachment supports children’s "empathy" the ability to understand the feelings of other people. Parents need a basic knowledge and understanding of child development. Parents sometimes need help knowing what children need. Other parents or mentors can support parents. Parents can consult experts in child development. Children learn to “trust" rely, on parents, when parents are "responsive" to children’s needs. TVs, computers, and phones compete with children for a parent’s attention. Unplugging from outside media and taking a child into the backyard, a park, or a nearby natural area can eliminate those distractions. The natural world is filled with sights, sounds and smells that ignite a child’s "curiosity" and active exploration. As "active" partners, parents can share in a child’s delight in new discoveries while staying physically fit. When the parent and child engage in "unstructured" play together, without a pre-arranged plan or time frame "creativity" flourishes. Let the child take the ", "initiative” and follow the child’s lead. When parents make a "commitment" to children, they promise to take care of them, physically and mentally. Children learn "ethics" moral principles, when they value the natural world.
2: At the park you play baseball or basketball. You can also play tag in the jungle gym, swing on the swing set, and dig and play in the sandbox. Once you are done playing you can go under the pavilion or spread a blanket out under the trees and have a picnic.
3: Strites Orchards is located on 1000 Strites Rd. At Strites Orchards you pick apples, strawberries, cherries, sour cherries and blueberries. Once all the apples are pick we can make apple cyder.
4: Having fun together is a wonderful way to bond, so introduce your kids to the silly fun of stick races. Begin by visiting a river or stream with a footbridge across it. Have everyone select a small stick, take them to the upstream side of the bridge, then drop the sticks into the water at the count of three. Race to the other side of the bridge and watch to see whose stick emerges first. Like pebble-throwing for toddlers, this is an activity that can consume a tremendous amount of me and anon as kids select their sticks, come up with strategies to make them faster, and cheer them on. Be ready to linger and enjoy!
5: We can do a scangvenger hunt we can do is to find 2 wild flowers that are yellow, orange, white, and red. Another is to find 5 sticks that look like a Y shape. Next find 10 grey smooth rocks. Finally find 3 bugs that are blue and red.
6: Something we can make is Mini English Muffin pizza. You need Mini English Muffins, shredded cheese, pizza sauce, and what ever topping you like.
7: Hands on House Children’s Museum The Museum is located on 721 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601, admission for a child is $8.50. There is many exhibits you visit at this museum and places to play at. It is open everyday except for Monday. | http://www.ethanknepp.com/2009/04/10/hands-on-house/
8: Leaf Turkeys | To make a leaf turkey you need to have stick, and leaves that are different colors.
9: Basketball and Baseball Two other things you can do is play a game of pig which the child can have fun because he could shoot wherever he or she wants to. Baseball you can toss a ball or you can play a little game of wiffleball.
10: Have you ever helped you neighbors or or have nice neighbors you like? Well in this story it show how you can help your neighbors out and do neighborly things. | The main character does many of these things in different ways just to be nice. | The Adventurous Face
11: Safety First Here are ways to be when playing outside. 1.When I do the stick races make sure when they drop the sticks in the water that cannot fall in the water. 2.Before we play basketball or kickball make sure I have a first aid kit in case anybody falls and gets a cut. 3.20 minutes before we go outside apply sunscreen SPF 15-30 even if it is cloudy 4.Seek Shade between 10 P.M. and 4 P.M. 5.Dress in long sleeve shirts, long pants, hats, and sun glasses 6.Were a life vest when near water 7.Check for trash, broken glass, animal droppings, sharp objects, and shiny objects. 8.Inspect play equipment to see if is not broken or too weak for children to play on. 9.Check for nearby holes, rough spots, and any objects that can trip a child. 10.Keep children away from curbs, parked cars, hilly areas and streets.