Bill O’Reilly, veteran news anchor and host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor”, recently took seven children to New Hampshire to get them out in the woods.
In his article, “O’Reilly: Kids taking a pass on nature“, O’Reilly states, “It is a struggle getting many kids out of the house these days. The lure of computer games is substantial. I mean, these things are like opium.”
Sadly, it turns out that nature was like a foreign country to many of the children. With texting, cell phones and computer games so much a part of their lifestyle, nature just isn’t on their radar screen. Read the rest of the story.
What Can You Do?
So what can you do to get kids out in nature? Well, to start, one of the best things you can do is develop their interest in the outdoors early on, with nature books like our board books for toddlers, and our children’s picture books for the 6-12 year-olds. Let your children’s teachers know about our curriculum guides.
Explore the Outdoors
Take the kids out to your local park and let them explore. Take a family vacation to a national park.
Limit texting and cell phone use-follow the advice in the article, “Tips for setting limits on tween and teen texting“.
Do you have ideas to get kids outdoors? Please comment and let our readers know.