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Naturally Nature

Naturally Nature

By focusing upon the setting where children play and gradually exposing the accompanying science, this "first look" series continues the naturally progressive steps in a child’s introduction to nature and environmental science. Carefully crafted to extend the gap between a child’s play and the natural environment.

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  • Dirt: Nature’s Sandbox (#101)

    This imaginative program helps youngsters understand the real importance of dirt and begins a basic introduction to the natural nature of earth and the study of science. [10 minutes]

  • Trees: Nature’s Coolers (#102)

    Children know that trees are fun to climb, swing and hide behind, but trees are more than nature’s place to play, they are our breathing partners, and natural air conditioners. [12 minutes]

  • Clouds: Nature’s Sprinklers (#103)

    Most kids love a nice warm, sunny day...but clouds are important, too. They add variety to our days and motivate us to find shapes in their ever-changing forms. In the natural nature of things, these high flying puffs carry the moisture needed to sprinkle the thirsty life below assuring continued growth for all plants and animals. [11 minutes]

  • Ponds: Nature’s Aquarium (#104)

    Ponds provide a spot where children can play, splash, cool down and even emerge cleaner than when they went in. Naturally they are habitats and sources of nourishment for the myriad of interesting plants and animals in the surrounding eco-system. [12 minutes]

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