little steps

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This little lady is about to explore the great outdoors.

The winter chill has mellowed down and the weather has become comfortably bearable for our 8 months old Summer. Raising a child in this side of the planet comes with a challenge in experiencing nature at its best as the weather shoots up either too high or too low not suited for outdoor activities.

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view from Jebel Jais Mountain in RAK, UAE

However, we were able to manage and squeezed into the fair weather and give Summer a piece of nature where she stood in wander and childish curiosity. Priceless!28081458_10212694349532130_1053513019_o28125425_10212694347692084_1055376442_o

For most days, Summer’s itinerary includes going from our building and her babysitters. In between, she gets to see the trees in the roundabouts and center aisles when we pick and drop her on weekdays. She has started to identify the birds that fly herethere, between buildings and free spaces and she loves to look at the sky. Seeing the sparkles in her eyes seeing new things would mean another check mark on my bucket list.

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Resting for a while under this tree.

“If a geographic place rapidly changes in a way that demeans its natural integrity, then children’s early attachment to land is at risk. If children do not attach to the land, they will not reap the psychological and spiritual benefits they can glean from nature, nor will they feel a long-term commitment to the environment, to the place. This lack of attachment will exacerbate the very conditions that created the sense of disengagement in the first place—fueling a tragic spiral, in which our children and the natural world are increasingly detached. I am not suggesting the situation is hopeless. Far from it. Conservation and environmental groups and, in some cases, the traditional Scouting organizations are beginning to awaken to the threat to nature posed by nature-deficit disorder. A few of these organizations, as we will see, are helping to lead the way toward a nature-child reunion. They recognize that while knowledge about nature is vital, passion is the long-distance fuel for the struggle to save what is left of our natural heritage and—through an emerging green urbanism—to reconstitute lost land and water. Passion does not arrive on videotape or on a CD; passion is personal. Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature.”
― Richard LouvLast Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

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Going outdoor with your baby is always a good idea as along as safety measures are taken. That includes checking the weather and babys condition if suitble for an outdoor activity. For more of that, read on to this link:  https://www.babycenter.com/0_hiking-with-your-child_8256.bc

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