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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Like us, the natural world runs at a slower pace in the winter. Fewer creatures...
It’s not the most glamorous topic but scat, or poop left behind by an animal,...
If you’ve visited this site in the past, you know that we are nature aficionados...
If yours is an outdoor family, you know that when the temperature drops, the fun...
It’s the outermost layer of our planet, made of up rocks, decaying plants and animals....
Mushrooms are of course one of the most fascinating creations that are literally under our...
Fungi. Even the name sounds yucky. They can cause our foods to spoil, may cause...
Bats are struggling with survival because many of their natural roosting places are being damaged...
Exploring nature through art and crafts is an excellent way for a child to develop...
Your child can learn a lot about the natural world by watching clouds, an activity...

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