Monday, June 18, 2012

Dinosaurs in the backyard

"Get outside!"  says Dr. Scott from PBS's Dinosaur Train in this article about learning that happens in the outdoors.  He tells kids that their future as scientists depends on it.  Curiosity is sparked when the screens are turned off and kids interact with nature.  And they might even see a dinosaur!  (Did you know that birds are living dinos?)

Here's an article from the NY Times about kids and their increasing amount of screen time.  And here is another from the Mayo Clinic about the health issues that can ensue: Limiting Your Child's Screen Time.

OK - I'm stepping away from the computer right now to go out and see what the kids are doing at camp this week.  I'll be on the lookout for dinosaurs.

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