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!

Be a lifeguard to your child’s “risky” play

Risky play is a hot button topic in parenting. Are you “overprotecting” your children? Or are you “putting them at risk” by allowing them to climb the monkey bars at the park? Researchers are telling us that risky play is necessary for healthy child development. It’s essential for developing confidence and the ability to manage … Continued

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