My two daughters, aged 3 and 4, are already digital natives. They can use my iPhone with ease, program the cable TV and work the DVD player. I don’t even think this is a bad thing, because they need to be equiped for the rapid technological changes that are occuring around us. I do however want to make sure they balance this digital prowess with a love, respect and understanding of the natural world around us. With this in mind, I took the opportunity to take them on their first camping trip to the Lane Cove National Park, complete with the family canoe to explore the beautiful Lane Cove River.
What followed was a fun night with friends, hours spent rolling around giggling in the dirt, dashes into the tent when it rained, torch games at night, and then an incredible morning canoeing the Lane Cove River with its teeming population of Water Dragons. All in all the girls had a brilliant weekend and have been demanding to know when we’re going again. Mission accomplished! Cheers – FP