For generations, parents have understood that playing outdoors is good for kids. Grandparents know that fresh air is good for a fussy baby. There’s even folk wisdom that says every person should eat a peck of dirt before they die! Science is now catching up with common sense as study after study shows just how beneficial nature is for us physically, cognitively, emotionally, and spiritually. It is worth taking a closer look at that peck of dirt…
Posted on April 2, 2015 at 9:39am
I compiled this list based on all the activities and playing I've done with my two kids over the past six years. Most of these are easy and free ways to be outside and have fun!Continue
Posted on April 2, 2015 at 8:00am
The more I learn about the vital necessity of allowing children daily, unrestricted playtime outside for their whole health, the more I want to make it a routine part of our lives.
Have you heard of The Green Hour? The National Wildlife Federation recommends spending one hour outside each day for our holistic health.
I just took the Pledge to be Out There which says I'll make getting outside a priority for my family.
Posted on February 2, 2015 at 7:00pm
Our family loves the book, The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown.
Brown tells the story of a boy living in a city without greenery where people spend all their time indoors. The hero of the story, Liam, loves being outside despite the dreariness of his…Continue
Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:48am