Each year since 1970, today, April 22, has been recognized as “Earth Day,” celebrating the world’s natural beauty and how that can be preserved. With that in mind, APH FamilyConnect has shared a few suggestions to “encourage children to appreciate Earth and care for it” by instilling wonder in it and to “establish habits that help us treat her (Earth) well.” For example, planting a sunflower seed in an indoor pot, checking out the seed, and monitoring its growth can illustrate the wonders of nature, as can a nature walk or day trip to a nearby stream, pond, or lake, or to the ocean. To preserve our surroundings, take a neighborhood walk and collect and discard litter, recycle household products, or donate clothing that no longer fits. For more information and tips, read the FamilyConnect Blog article: Earth Day for Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired. Enjoy the outdoors and have a happy Earth Day!