One of the day trips we made this summer was to the North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm. We had been aware of this zoo for a long time, and we'd always wanted to check it out. My boys had a great time at this zoo. This is a small and rustic zoo. Don't expect … Continue reading North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm
Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on January 16, 2013. When we walk through the woods this time of year, most of the animals and insects are burrowed under the ground or huddled together in whatever holes they can find. My son’s favorite animal, the snake, will find a place to burrow … Continue reading Winter Habits
This autumn, my five-year-old and I have been enjoying the knee-high naturalist class at the Sandy Creek Nature Center. It takes place every other Wednesday from 3:30-4:30p.m. Children ages 3-5 are eligible and must be accompanied by an adult.
I found a great article in the Fall 2011 issue of “Healthy Pet,” which we receive through our vet’s office. The name of the article is “Kids and Pets: Growing Together” by Lynette A. Hart, Ph.D. The article begins by stating that many parents think giving a child a pet is a great way to teach them responsibility, but unfortunately, most children are not mature enough to care for a pet’s daily needs.
Read how to create a wildlife habitat in your yard. For our homeschool, my son and I created a poster about our "wildlife habitat."