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Outdoor Kids: A “Child’s Eye” View

8/27/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

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 planned to take them on a reprise of a cross-country […] Read more >

Your Child’s “Happy Place”

8/18/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

How often do you visit your “happy place?” It’s that spot in which you feel safe, centered, joyous, soothed–and it’s all in your mind. For many adults, it’s a place from childhood associated with the natural world: the beach, a […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Dawn and Dusk

8/12/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

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

Week Five: Handy Plants

8/10/2009 // By Jennifer Ward

Jenny Ward, author of Let’s Go Outside, tells how to collect “seed stowaways.” Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Rain Play

8/6/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

On a hot summer day, sometimes its hard to keep up with new ways of staying cool. One may not have access to a pool, beach, or local swimming hole. Popsicles and trips down the slip ‘n slide seem to […] Read more >

Week Four: Bird Nest Discovery

8/5/2009 // By Jennifer Ward

Hunt for bird nests with Jennifer Ward, author of Let’s Go Outside and I Love Dirt. Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Tag and Rolling Down Hills

7/30/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Rebecca Cohen plays tag and rolls down a hill, first on her own–then in a big plastic ball. Read more >

Week Three: Get Out and Grow Some Bubbles!

7/27/2009 // By Jennifer Ward

Jennifer Ward shares tips for making GINORMOUS bubbles outside. Read more >

Outdoor Kids: “Forced” Family Fun

7/23/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Forcing fun isn’t really possible, but when my kids are having trouble peeling themselves away from video games, I have been known to put my foot down and take them outside. After just a few minutes, they forget that I […] Read more >

Week Two: A “Bugly” Scavenger Hunt

7/21/2009 // By Jennifer Ward

Bugs are everywhere in nature, regardless of whether you’re a city dweller or a country dweller. I encourage you to take a walk with your kids and see just what you can find as you embark on a Bugly Scavenger Hunt. Read more >