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Explore the Natural World: Take Your Kids on a Wildlife Hunt

Kids have a natural curiosity about the world around us. Who hasn’t waited while their small child watches a ladybird climbing a grass stalk or a bee gathering nectar? So it’s easy to develop that interest into a real love of nature by helping them to explore even further.

Photo courtesy of Dick Sijtsama at Flickr Creative Commons

Photo courtesy of Dick Sijtsama at Flickr Creative Commons

One of the best ways to do this is by organising a wildlife hunt. You could focus on birds, plants and flowers, or trees. But one of the easiest and most satisfying (especially for smaller children), is to look for mini-beasts. Mini-beasts are easy to find and mostly harmless, which makes them great for even very small children to enjoy.

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