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Chipper for Parks: RecycleCan ...Helps Support the Parks (link to activity print out)

Read how you and your kids can creatively support the parks!

“Going outside the classroom – and observing what is right there – that is where meaningful learning happens.” 

Lilian Katz, Professor Emerita of Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign…

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Added by Stephanie Rach-Wilson on January 12, 2014 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Forget Tiger Mom and French Mom: Meet Hunter-Gatherer Mom

Last year, Amy Chua managed to push a whole set of collective parenting buttons when she asserted in the Wall Street Journal, and later in her book…

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Added by Suz Lipman on February 8, 2012 at 4:17pm — No Comments

The Parks are Free for Exploring

There are many state and local parks accessible - even within walking distance that you might not even know about. Sitting down with your children to explore your own local maps and destinations is a wonderful opportunity to talk about how our land is preserved and the wonderful ways you can engage with it.

Simple ideas like

  • Unfolding a map - not via the computer but the experience of touching the paper and running your fingers along the places you can visit - is a…
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Added by Stephanie Rach-Wilson on January 15, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

Inspired by Grass Stain Guru: The Joys of being a Free Range Kid

One of my favorite bloggers, Bethe Almeras, the Grass Stain Guru, has a consistent and wonderful gift for capturing the joys of childhood and the outdoors. She has posted often about simple pleasures, outdoor creatures, and all kinds of activities and play.



Recently she posted a short reminiscence called… Continue

Added by Suz Lipman on February 3, 2010 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

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