Kari's Blog (12)

New e-book From Andrea Gordon and Toronto Star

Forest Kids:

Why the Modern Classroom is Moving Outside

By Andrea Gordon

Forest schools have long flourished in Scandinavia, Germany and Britain. They are places where children learn through free play, movement and hands-on experience in nature. Now, Canada is exploring the benefits of outdoor learning. Sangster Elementary in…


Added by Kari on June 25, 2013 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

Online show and chat with Leonore 13.02.13 09-10 PM EST

Grab a glass of wine, cup of hot chocolate or whatever you fancy and join us on our 4th online event on how to embrace winter and get your family outdoors.

What will happen when founder of the Freerangekids.com meets Polar Bear Mom to talk about getting kids outdoors?…


Added by Kari on February 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Online chat and show about Recess ! Wednesday 28 th of November from 9.00- 10.00 PM EST

Join us for a glass of wine, or whatever you fancy, for our third online talk show and Facebook chat. We will be talking about recess. Topics will include:  Recess punishment (teachers taking recess away from kids because they have not done their homework or behaved well). The different policies as to what inclement weather is, and how it varies from region to region in North America. Last we…


Added by Kari on November 27, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments

Outdoor playgroup chat Monday 23th of January time 8.30- 10.00 pm (EST)

Much has been said about outdoor playgroups in mainstream media and online. I think it is time to have a chat about outdoor playgroups. This is a chat for anyone who is doing an outdoor playgroup or would like to start one. We will be sharing information and our frustrations, in the end we will talk about outdoor ideas for Valentine’s Day.

Meet some of our outdoor playgroup leaders,…


Added by Kari on January 20, 2012 at 8:43am — No Comments

Get Outdoors: Connecting Food, Nature, and Play

Get Outdoors: Connecting Food, Nature, and Play

Webinar witth Kaboom! ,May 12, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT, 1:00 PM CDT, 12:00 PM MDT, 11:00 AM PD Join Kari Svenneby, founder of ActiveKidsClub.com and trained chef,…


Added by Kari on April 28, 2011 at 8:17am — No Comments

Polar Bear Rules


By Russell Gienapp from http://www.activekidsclub.com/fresh-air-living/feature/tiger-moms-vs-polar-bear-moms.html

Much attention has been given to the iron handed…


Added by Kari on February 10, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Recess, even in the winter!

What is considered to be too cold for recess in Canada and the US differs from state to province. On our Facebook page, we had one mom reporting in Texas that kids are watching cartoons at their school when it is 15°C (59°F) outside because it is too cold. Then we have schools in Canada and the US that are outside when it –20°C (-4°F). …


Added by Kari on January 27, 2011 at 8:18am — 2 Comments

Webinar with Kaboom! Getting outside in the winter !

January 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM EST, 12:00 PM CST, 11:00 AM MST, 10:00 AM PST

(60 minutes)

Join Kari Svenneby, founder of ActiveKidsClub.com, for a complete guide to how to start your own Outdoor Playgroup, embrace the season with fun activities and get out there as a family.

She'll share the story of ActiveKidsClub.com, how it grew

from one Norwegian mom living in Toronto who just wanted her kid to meet

other kids outside to…


Added by Kari on January 3, 2011 at 9:57am — 2 Comments

Access to Natural Resources and Private Property Rights

Today I have a guest blog by a friend of mine Hege Jacobsen Lepri. Read about her trip to Main and about the freedom to roam.

So I went to Maine to get away from the city and take a dip into

Nature. Some may object that driving from Canada, for 2 days – and 1000

km – to Maine, would seem like a huge detour (with a major carbon

footprint attached to it). And, yes, this is true, but for someone who

grew up 75 m from the sea (and married to someone who spent all… Continue

Added by Kari on August 11, 2010 at 6:46am — No Comments

Start an outdoor playgroup in US get $75 from PO.P

It can be hard to get outside to play these days,but it's as important as,ever to let kids be kids. For decades Swedish parents have turned to

Polarn O. Pyret for smart stylish, all -weather clothing. Clothes that

layer in the winter, and protect in the summer make everyday a playday;

no matter the

Bringing back outdoor play means playing with friends! Start an outdoor playgroup where you live and create an outdoor playgroup and blog about it… Continue

Added by Kari on May 11, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Outdoor Playgroups Toronto

The Torontonians are embracing the concept of outdoor playgroups. Now there are 5 different outdoor playgroups run by different parents every week in different parks in Toronto following the motto –No bad weather, only bad clothing

I guess there is a reason why they call the city, "Toronto the good"

Here's a recent blog post from Debra in The Beach outdoor playgroup …


Added by Kari on March 9, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Outdoor Playgroups

From post http://www.activekidsclub.com/feature/outdoor-playgroups.html

Together we will move mountains

By Kari Svenneby

A lot of the time it is hard to know how to start things. Like changing a habit or how we can get more outdoor time. Finding an outdoor program…


Added by Kari on February 18, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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