15 Apr '12, 10pm

Pacha’s Pajamas — Connecting Children and Nature through Pop Culture

Pacha’s Pajamas — Connecting Children and Nature through Pop Culture

How often do you see positive environmental messages infiltrating (or occupying) the television set or global media, especially in programming for children? Children are on screens a startling 7-13 hours per day, and there is a dangerous lack of environmental (or even culturally appropriate) content for these young minds. In a recent study by World Science, an alarming trend shows that “Americans are losing their connection with nature,” and furthermore, this is “strikingly evident in respected children’s books” — new children’s books increasingly leave out nature and animals . This was reported by a group of renowned researchers who investigated nearly 300 award-winning children’s books published from 1938 to 2008. As stewards of the future, how can we begin to offer compelling content connecting children to nature, while still providing them with the interactive, fast an...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/04/15/pachas-pajamas-connectin...

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