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Free to Play: Letting Kids Enjoy Unstructured Outdoor Playtime Builds Good Health & Character

Do you remember the days when our parents would tell us to go outside and play? This may not be everyone’s story but many of us grew up that way.⁣Unstructured and unguided outdoor playtime can actually help children to build creativity, boost confidence, and improve decision making skills. It can also enhance kids’ ability to handle emotions and maintain positive relationships. ⁣⁣⁣Outdoor free play fosters independence among children and helps them to develop superb planning skills (a key asset for becoming responsible adults).⁣⁣⁣Feel free to encourage children to go outside and play.…

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Giving Children the Opportunity to Pick Their Own Fruit

There’s something very satisfying about watching children pick and eat ripe fruit right off of trees and plants. Whether you are growing your own fruit in your backyard or community gardens, picking fruit from a local farm, foraging for fruit from a nearby trail or buying fruit from your local farm or orchard, it’s an experience that every child should enjoy.⁣ ⁣I hope that all children will one day have the opportunity to experience picking fruit from a tree or plant. ⁣⁣The book “Garden Spy The Life of Fruit” by…

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Trail Riding With Kids

There are so many ways to explore nature. Trail riding can be quite the adventure… you never know what you may find. Some great things to look our for while biking include: ⁣⁣. beautiful skies and landscapes⁣. native plants flowers and grasses ⁣. wildlife⁣. interesting rocks, soil and terrain⁣. little treasures such as fallen leaves,⁣ feathers, acorns and more.⁣ ⁣ Please follow, share and like:

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Seed Shopping With Kids

When children can choose the vegetables that they’d like to grow and are given the opportunity to grow them, they’ll rarely ever complain about having to eat their vegetables.⁣⁣There’s something about gardening… it brings out the foodie in children. Gardening makes children want to explore many different types of fruit and vegetable options.⁣⁣Be sure to include children in the seed selection process when planning for your garden. You never know what fun and interesting things that they may choose.⁣ Please follow, share and like:

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It’s Time to Go Outside and Play

It’s been an interesting winter to say the least: abnormally low temperatures record high frozen precipitation and much more. It’s easy to get into the routine of staying indoors. I’d love to encourage you to step outside today and encourage your children to play outside! The development of daily healthy habits starts now. Allow children at least 30 minutes of outside play every day.⁣ ⁣ Outside play can boost attention spans, sensory skills, cognitive development, social social development, emotional well-being, immunity and overall happiness (sunshine is an amazing mood booster).⁣…

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