VOTE FOR NATURE NUTS! (BEST LOCAL ACTIVITY UNDER 5s) Hoorah! Nature Nuts has been nominated for a national play scheme award and has gone through to the final voting stage. Click on this link http://tinyurl.com/blwzoxt to go to the voting page. Vote 'Best Local Activity- Nature Nuts (Kent)'.
Is experiencing nature important for children? If you say 'Yes!', then cast your vote for Nature Nuts. As far as we can tell Nature Nuts is the ONLY nature play activity in the whole of England that made it to the short-list. Cast your vote for Nature Nuts under Best Local Activity Under 5s and you are casting your vote for a ladybird crawling across a tot's hand, the thrill of finding frogspawn in spring, giggling at wiggly worms, and the unadulterated joy on your child's face as they are told they are holding a real dinosaur tooth in their hand. Go on..share the link with your friends and family too. (And a big thanks you to everyone who nominated Nature Nuts, no matter what the final outcome).
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"What is your Earth Day Wish for your Child?" To win please email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Maybe use your own childhood as an inspiration! You could wish that your son or daughter gets the chance to see a wild hedgehog, or that they enjoy an opportunity to go swimming in a stream Scotland, or maybe you wish for them to have the chance to go badger spotting as a teenager. (The winning entry will be contacted by the end of May. No debate entered into, judges decision final! UK residents only)
In a survey of 9-10 year olds in 2008, 38% of children could not identify a frog. [BBC Wildlife Magazine Survey 2008]
Fewer than 10 per cent of today's children play outside regularly, compared to 40 per cent of adults questioned about their own childhood [Natural England Survey 2009]
A recent survey by The National Trust found that only half of Britain’s children could identify an oak leaf. By contrast nine out of 10 could identify fictional TV characters.