Childhood should involve countless hours chasing fireflies, making mud pies, and building forts. These are the essential elements of the childhood experience—not devices and crammed schedules.

We’ve screened every suggested activity with a “real life” filter taking into account busy schedules, competing screen time, the gargantuan effort it can sometimes take to get kids outside.

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If you and your child are ready to explore the magical world of moss, creating...
More of us are heading outdoors to feel healthy and free in nature lately, particularly...
With social distancing still in play, this is a great time to start some backyard...
A walk in nature can provide the perfect dose of rich sensory information that can...
Because of humans, insects are facing devastating declines. Industrial farming, use of pesticides, habitat loss...
With their numbers in serious decline worldwide, insects are in serious trouble. It’s more important...
The physical and mental benefits of taking a walk or hike in nature are reasons...
If connecting to nature is what you seek for your children, very few activities can...
Creating art from the natural world is a wonderful way to encourage your child to...
Living anywhere from less than 100 years to more than a few thousand years, trees...

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