Now that the weather has started to cool off slightly we’ve been having fun walking home after school together. I love avoiding the car pick up line that takes up nearly 40 minutes of my afternoon in a car with a toddler. I’d much rather spend that time with my daughter talking about her day, exercising, and discovering our neighborhood on our adventures after school. This is something I missed with my son who went to an after school day care provider while I was teaching I do know it’s harder in working families You can always sneak a walk in before dinner or after dinner too. Plus I know we can’t always do it but at least trying to fit in one day a week or two will change the way your child sees and learns about their world.
Here are some fun things we’d pass along the way home this week in our neighborhood community. It really creates opportunities for learning around every corner. You never know what you might find in nature if you’re looking closely! Here’s what we found this week using my iPhone camera.
Spanish Moss is not an air plant neither as it does not have a root system. The plant catches moisture and nutrients from the air through its silvery-gray scales, during droughts the plant just goes dormant until moisture returns. Plus many animals like to use it for making nests.