Skip to navigation
C&NN C&NN Tools C&NN Directory

NEWSLINKS

News Links, Articles & Commentary

When Mothers Get Moving, Children Are More Active, Too

National Public Radio – March 24, 2014
By Linda Poon

When Mothers Get Moving, Children Are More Active, Too Mothers of young children may feel like they don't have much time to exercise, but the more active the moms are, the more active the children. The activity level of young children is directly linked to that of their mothers, researchers in the United Kingdom say. But the problem is that mothers with young children aren't very active, says , a behavioral epidemiologist at the University of Cambridge and the study's lead author. When researchers used accelerometers to track the physical activity of 554 mothers and their 4-year-olds, the mothers on average spent only 19 minutes of their waking hours…
Fair Use Notice
This site contains brief excerpts from copyrighted material with links to the original source. Click here for more information on C&NN's Fair Use Policy.
Recent News

Nature Connection Will Be the Next Big Human Trend

Nature and environment writer Daniel Crockett examines our societal detachment from nature and the growing… [+]

Introducing Nature to Visually Impaired Kids

Engagement with nature benefits us all. But recent studies indicate that nature engagement is especially… [+]

Go Out and Play!

A National Wildlife Federation report highlights just what little time American kids spend outdoors nowadays… [+]

Local Spotlight: Urban Blazers Help Kids Explore Nature

Since 2005, the organization Urban Blazers has been helping middle school students from Philly's under-resourced… [+]

Children Need Free Play, but Are ‘Unschoolers’ Giving Them Too Much?

The increasingly popular method of parenting known as "unschooling" continues to be a hot-button discussion… [+]

My Edible Classroom Gives Deprived New York Kids a Reason to Attend School

South Bronx schoolteacher Stephen Ritz began a pioneering project to farm plants and vegetables indoors… [+]

Poll: Most Americans Want to Criminalize Pre-Teens Playing Unsupervised

As the debate on unsupervised play continues, a new poll finds that most Americans think… [+]

A New Twist On Book Clubs

Entrepreneur, outdoor enthusiast and bookworm Jill Hinton has come up with something truly unique with… [+]

Youth Learn About U.S. Forest Service Careers

Wilderness Inquiry, the U.S. Forest Service and the YWCA of St. Paul have partnered to… [+]

Help Connect Children & Nature.


image

Nature Clubs for Families Tool Kit

image
Download the Tool Kit [>]
The Tool Kit includes a Quick Start Guide with simple instructions on how to start a local Nature Club for Families.

Newsletter Archive


[+] view full archive

C&NN Publications

As part of our ongoing efforts to build the movement, the Children & Nature Network has published these resources for leaders, organizers, and participants at the local, national, and international levels:

2010 C&NN Report
[>] Download PDF [2MB]

Children and Nature 2009: A Report on the Movement to Reconnect Children to the Natural World
[>] Download PDF [1.1MB]

C&NN Community Action Guide: Building the Children & Nature Movement from the Ground Up
[>] Download PDF [1.4MB]
Back to top