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How to Experience Nature in the City in Seven Days

3/16/2010 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Nature in the city? Nothing, nada, zip. Or at least that’s the popular myth. The reality is abundant, quirky, intriguing, green (and pink, brown, gray, black, sleek, furred and feathered). The reality is kids at public parks and urban nature centers. […] Read more >

Four kids on a playground

8 Simple Tips To Grow Active, Healthy Kids

2/3/2010 // By Guest Author

Seven hours and 38 minutes. That’s how much time you may spend sleeping each night or working each day. It’s also how much time kids ages 8-18 spend on average each day consuming media, such as watching TV, playing video […] Read more >

Little Boy Bundled Upon Playground

Make Winter Art With Your Kids

2/1/2010 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Winter has always seemed like an especially creative time.  Tromping outdoors, I can feel the earth’s quieter energy.  The sky is a nuanced gray, the trees a tangle of black branches, the sparrows brown and fluffed against the cold.  It might be […] Read more >

hummingbird

Bird Crafts for Grandkids

2/1/2010 // By Guest Author

Grandkids visiting? Children of all ages are fascinated by birds, and winter is a great time to watch them or create a “bird restaurant” in your backyard or on your balcony. Our friends at Grandparents.com shared these “bird crafts” to try […] Read more >

Sense of Wonder

9 Books To Inspire Outdoor Fun for Your Family

1/1/2010 // By Anne Cissel

A bird singing, a cool breeze, a magnificent sunset: most of the time you don’t need convincing that outdoor time is good you and your family. But sometimes it’s nice to dig a little deeper and explore the research that […] Read more >