Rebecca P. Cohen’s Archive

Outdoor Kids: Be Out There

We’ve started the S’more roasting in Virginia. With last week’s temperatures in the 40s and feeling like December, my kids and I welcomed a beautiful fall Wednesday evening this week …

Outdoor Kids: Apple Picking

On a recent Sunday, one might have thought the cloudy conditions and possibility of rain a better bet for a movie than apple picking, but that didn’t stop my husband, …

Outdoor Kids: Stillness

Stillness. What feelings or pictures does that word conjure up for you? Maybe vacation. Maybe hugging your child, grandchild, niece or nephew. Maybe reading a good book in a favorite …

Outdoor Kids: The Space In Between

Rebecca Cohen finds time–even in the midst of her family’s busy schedules–for nature.

Outdoor Kids: A Family Garden

To me, a family garden is an outdoor landscape (if even a balcony, windowsill or community park or school garden) that has something for everyone in your family, and a …

Outdoor Kids: Time For You

More and more, I notice the importance of time outside for me in addition to its importance for my family. Riding a bike has been an easy way to get …

Outdoor Kids: Rock Climbing

In the center of New York City, Rebecca Cohen’s kids found the perfect natural playground.

Outdoor Kids: Digging

Whether you’re searching for sand crabs, or planting a flower, digging is a great way to explore the outdoors.

Outdoor Kids: A “Child’s Eye” View

Recently, I had the urge to try something new outside. My boys, ages 5 and 7, had finished formal summer camp experiences and it was the week that I had …

Outdoor Kids: Dawn and Dusk

Rebecca Cohen has a strategy for getting the family outside even on hot days. Find out what it is!

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