We supported the National Park Trust youth programs back in May 2015 when they promoted Kids to Parks Day as a way to spotlight the benefits of getting children outdoors. Something we wholeheartedly support! The mission of National Park Trust is to “preserve parks today and create park stewards for tomorrow.” As a result of the […]
Play is at the heart of everything I write. My parents gifted me with a magical childhood full of imagination and play outdoors. Childhood is mandatory. Why the rush to grow up? And it’s good for us parents to play, too.
So why not make play a focal point of your vacations? Play is the original educational outing. Travel and playing in new places opens up whole new worlds for kids. And you don't even need to go far to find something or someplace new!
by Diana Graber of Cyberwise.org and Michele Whiteaker of NaturePlayTrips.com Originally published in the Children & Nature Network New Nature Movement Blog Inevitably, children are bringing their devices to public parks and nature spaces without knowing basic etiquette and what it means to be a “good digital citizen outdoors.” Unfortunately, even adults are not […]