Our hope is that the child recognizes herself as part of nature, meaning that she too has a task; she too has a contribution to make; she too has a cosmic task. We also hope that the child sets about discovering that personal task.
We want the children to realize that people, unlike animals, have the power to alter the balance. So if it ever falls to her lot to be in a position to decide what is going to seriously impact our environment, she must act thoughtfully and responsibly with full awareness that decisions made may have consequences remote in time and place.
Choose plants first if you have a choice:
· The children tend to have less experience.
· They are very easy to explore - dissect - etc.
Do not give too much information – leave room for exploration!
Explore WITH the children!
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