Children in Indonesia

KIDS IN THE RAINFOREST

Although they generally don’t watch TV, use the Internet, or play video games, kids in the rainforest do many of the same things you probably do. They play with friends, help their families with chores, and go to school.

Since “rainforest kids” live closer to nature than the average American child, they learn things that are helpful in the environment around them. From an early age many children learn how to fish, hunt, and collect materials and food from the forest. Instead of going to a playground or a shopping mall for fun, children in places like the Amazon spend most of their time outdoors playing in the forest and in rivers and streams.

PHOTOS OF RAINFOREST PEOPLE






By Rhett Butler

Date published: June 24, 2004 | Last updated: March 21, 2014