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Connecting Children to Nature and Wildlife from Home

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By Stephanie Murray

It may feel like it’s difficult for kids to engage with the natural world sometimes, but we don’t always have to leave home to get our brains outside! Here are some fun ways you can help kids connect to wildlife, from going on an indoor safari, to hanging out with apes virtually and even fostering advocacy by making a supplies drive for local shelters. Children are naturally curious about the world around them.

As the National Association for the Education of Young Children explains , “When children experience the links between themselves and the world around them, they begin to develop a passion for helping nature thrive.” But as we spend lots of time inside, it can sometimes feel like we’re removed from nature and wildlife and it can be hard to reconnect.

However, there are many wonderful ways to bring the world’s wildlife to our homes. Harness this powerful connection to nature and wildlife for our children with just a little creativity and some of the following experiences. Engage with PBS KIDS Animal-Related Media Free educational games, videos and interactives based on the PBS KIDS series “ Wild Kratts ,” “ Nature Cat ,” and “ Splash and […]

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