Rather than fill my kids' eight short weeks of vacation with extracurricular activities to keep them busy, I'm going to keep the calendar as empty as possible, leaving room for adventure, spontaneity, and even boredom.
Led by a creative teacher who's willing to think outside the box, a grade 2/3 class in Ontario has embarked on a wonderful exploration into the complex and often unjust world of food production and distribution.
"Our very great concern is that children worldwide are being exposed to unrecognized toxic chemicals that are slowly eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviors, truncating future achievements and damaging societies."
Kids can be hard on a forest if left to run wild and free, but that's the best way to teach them to love nature. And kids' games will never be as destructive as what adults continue to do to the planet.