The Power of Green Time: 10 Ways to Play Outside

Watch kids play outside with no rules or coaches to govern their behavior and you will see the magical unfolding of bodies swinging, stooping, throwing, racing, twirling in space. A study by the American Journal of Public Health of 452 parents of children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity order found that one hour of unchecked movement […]

Earth Soup with Rainbow Petals

by Rebecca Lemar Bored kids and the sun is out? Here is a Never-Fail, hands-on project that kids love! There are few instructions and watching the riffs on the theme is delightful. Earth soup needs a big bowl or bucket! • Pour dish or bubble soap into the bowl, turn on the hose and fill […]

Treasure Hunting with Children

Treasure hunting with children is a fascinating game of exploration, discovery and science all wrapped into a walk around the neighborhood, forest or beach. It has been a long time joy of mine to take small children on walks and see what sort of “treasures” they find. To go treasure hunting, you will need: 1. […]

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