The snow is gone, the birds are singing, and my kids are full of energy. Thankfully, spring offers many opportunities for children to get moving outdoors.
Active outdoor play: A healthy part of your child’s day
Children at every age need lots of active outdoor play, every day, to grow up healthy, happy, and physically literate. Yet many parents find getting kids outside isn’t as easy as it sounds.
- What can you do if the weather is too hot, too cold, too rainy, or too icy?
- How closely do you need to supervise kids at play in your backyard or at the local park?
- How are you supposed to get kids out the door when all they want to do is sit on the couch looking at their phone or watching TV?
The articles below offer our best tips and tricks to nudge your children to lace up their sneakers and have fun playing out in the fresh air!
There’s a steep hill in our local forest that my kids (ages one, four, and six) love to scale. It’s muddy, slippery, and full of tree roots, with ample opportunities to fall, get up, and fall again. I absolutely love watching them challenge themselves to do this, because I can see how it builds their … Continued
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