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  1. Family Life
    Gone are the days when playing outside until sunset was the norm for many children in the United States. A new Nature Valley commercial brings attention to the sad state of affairs as related to kids and technology. The wisdom bestowed by those of generations before us is invaluable, and yet...
  2. Toddler & Child
    While many preschools and kindergarten programs proudly emphasize academics, the growing trend in Germany is the Waldkita, a forest kindergarten. Germany, the original home of kindergarten (literally meaning children's garden), boasts more than 1,500 waldkitas, or forest kindergartens, most of...
  3. Toddler & Child
    If you're on a mission to get your kids (and yourself) to turn off the screens and enjoy the great outdoors, you're in luck. There are a number of ways you can get your children excited about nature! According to the Washington Post, spending time outdoors has innumerable health benefits...
  4. Toddler & Child
    Savor the end of summer by finding delightful opportunities to spend time outdoors with your child. If you happen upon a cluster of daisies, or another other abundant flower, you can make this simple nature craft. Creating a chain of flower blossoms is a simple and fun activity for all ages...
  5. Family Life
    There is no doubt, that a good dose of fresh, outside air is good for us. Both children and adults benefit from being immersed in the natural world. As an educator and mother who works with intention to share experiences outdoors with children, I know and understand that when children play...
  6. Toddler & Child
    There have been a lot of bugs in my house. Most of them were contained, but a few…well, let's just say, we've had a few escape their enclosures. Our enclosures have ranged from commercial insect homes to former pickle jars and prescription pill containers with nail holes punched in the...
  7. Toddler & Child
    Richard Louv's national bestseller, Last Child in the Woods, identifies the consequences of raising kids with a nature-deficit - these concequences include childhood obesity, attention disorders, and depression. These are 8 great ways to engage children outdoors. Engaging kids outdoors isn't...
  8. Toddler & Child
    Letting your child eat dirt has surprising benefits. If you want to boost their immune system and reduce digestive problems, a handful of dirt could be the best solution. Chances are you child has taken a bite or two of dirt in their early years. Stop the urge to pull them away. Here are three...
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