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The Green Hour: A Daily Dose of Nature for Happier, Healthier, Smarter Kids

The National Wildlife Federation, on its website GreenHour.org, recommends that parents give their kids a “Green Hour” every day—a time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world. Whether in the backyard, the local park, or a green space farther afield, time spent outdoors is essential to the healthy development of young minds, bodies, and spirits.


Todd Christopher, the creator of the GreenHour.org, has filled this book with activities designed to encourage discovery, creative play, and a wonder of nature. Here you'll find a range of projects, fun facts, and science lessons meant to engage and invigorate your child, as well as the practical advice for parents that makes getting outdoors easy and worry-free. With creative, science-based ideas for a variety of natural settings, getting your family's daily dose of nature just got easier.

To learn more about the author, visit his website at www.toddchristopher.com.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:13 PM
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Remember when we spent all day outside playing? No Internet, no cell phones or IPods taking up our time.

This book focuses on kids (and parents!) spending one "green" hour a day outside focusing on nature in the forms of scavenger hunts, nature albums, hunting seeds...etc.

It's full of fun ideas to break away from the hectic lifestyles that we have become accustomed to.
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