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 your kids love furry critters, encourage them to bring that passion to the scientific...
Two-thirds of the U.S. population and more than one-half of the European population may have...
Teach your child that “smart” phones really can be smart and helpful by taking photos...
What could be more exciting to a child than discovering eggs in a nest, and...
Citizen Science project FeederWatch turns a child’s love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. FeederWatch...
Over the past few years, scientific studies have suggested that both honey bee and native...
If your family has committed to spending time in nature together this year, the next...
Nature holiday crafts are a fun way to spend time with your child. But perhaps...
There are many ways for kids to benefit from being outdoors, from gardening outside on...
Befriending a tree is a great way for your child to learn about one of...

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