Online DIY community for kids teaches offline skills community

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Some of the best kinds of learning happens independently, outside of schools and formal classes, when kids just set out to make something on their own, either from scratch or by emulating what someone else has done. Many times, the skills that kids learn from watching others, or by doing it all themselves, are not the ones taught in school anyway, especially when it comes to learning about ways to live more sustainably, which could be some of the most important lessons for the future of humankind. (more…)

Let ‘No Child Left Inside’ Be Your Mantra

kidsoutsidePlaying and learning outside can strengthen kids' minds and bodies, encourages creativity and scientific exploration, and may pay dividends for attention spans and educational achievement, not to mention longterm environmental quality: If kids don't learn to love nature when they're young, they're unlikely to support environmental protection as adults. (more…)