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Gift Giving Suggestions for Children

"Outdoor exploration requires focused attention so it's best to leave distracting toys behind (yes, I refer to electronic games and other gizmos, which actually serve to disconnect children from the world around them)."

By Andy Wood


In the spirit of Winter Solstice, the heralding time of Spring, commentator Andy Wood has some suggestions for gift giving this time of year, that might help children, and adults, to connect with nature, especially outdoors.

Andy Wood is education director for Audubon North Carolina. He's the author of "Backyard Carolina," a collection of his WHQR commentaries.

Andy Wood, a WHQR commentator since February 1987, is an ecologist and conservation educator with an affinity for ecosystem habitats in and around southeastern North Carolina, and the plants, wildlife, and people they support. A collection of Andy’s commentaries is collected into his first book, Backyard Carolina: Two Decades of Public Radio Commentary.