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Exploring New Places

9/9/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum picks some great books about nature that’s not necessarily in your backyard. Read more >

Time Out Fuels Classroom Performance

9/2/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

For kids these days, back to school sometimes means back indoors. In fact, the opposite should be the case—NWF has compiled vast research connecting the dots between classroom performance and time outdoors. The new parent and teacher guide, called TIME […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Digging

9/2/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

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

Week Six: A Tree of My Very Own

8/28/2009 // By Jennifer Ward

Check out Jennifer Ward’s tree-based activities–and learn how to “just be.” Read more >

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 >