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November 13, 2019

With the first snowfall of the season comes lots of excitement. Our yards become covered in a glistening white blanket of fresh powder as children rush outside to build snowmen and launch snowballs through the air. There are endless possibilities for outdoor adventure....

October 21, 2019

As a child, one of the most exciting parts of Halloween is getting to run around the neighborhood and play with friends, both old and new. It’s also the perfect time to encourage children to go explore and engage in creative play outdoors, before the weather turns cold...

October 16, 2019

For those of us in the north, we have grown accustomed to below freezing temperatures. We are no stranger to seven thermal layers, the sound of heaters blasting, and the need to keep close to the fireplace between the months of November and March. Even though the weath...

October 30, 2018

Recycling is an important responsibility kids should grow up practicing. But is it possible to teach kids the significance of recycling that will carry on into adulthood? Of course it is! The key is to make recycling a fun and engaging activity.

A great way to introduce...

August 16, 2018

Most kids grow up hearing the phrase “sharing is caring” over and over again. How do you get a child to believe it, though? Most kids don’t want to give up their favorite toy so that someone else can have a turn, even if it would be caring to do so.  

Studies show...

May 17, 2018

Outside the comfort of home, the world can be scary. There are many dangers outside the door. Germs, people, freak accidents can all cause parents anxiety at the thought of their child out and about in the world.

Should these dangers prevent kids from playing outside? S...

April 13, 2018

As much as playing outside benefits your children physically, it also helps them find their voice. Outdoor play improves kids’ communications and academic skills, especially reading and writing. The play-worlds created by children have an important role in language and...