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 I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the...
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Often parents tell us that, even though they are taking their kids outside, they aren’t...
An imagination-sparking outdoor activity that keeps kids busy outside for hours is playing with a...
Bursts of color and beauty, butterflies are a delight to behold.  And as they play...
Earth Day is an excellent time to focus on nature and the importance of a...

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