Summer has arrived and it is fun to get outdoors for summer family activities but the heat is here! One of the things that my kids love to do in the summer to cool off is play with water! Whether it's swimming at the pool, squirting each other with water squirters or tossing around water balloons, it's fun to get wet and stay cool on those hot summer days! Here is a fun … [Read more...] about Make These Kids Sponge Balls For Water Play This Summer!
As I sit at my desk and look outside on this beautiful fall day, I am thinking what a great day it would be to get outside and just play - for children and adults. I am also thinking about how recently my son has developed some strange foreign disease that seems to prevent him from seeing or touching anything even remotely considered "outdoorsy" (unless it is of course is has … [Read more...] about Benefits of Outdoor Play For Children
The whole school year your kids are stuck inside, so when summer comes it's time to go outdoors and enjoy the warm weather while getting active. There are so many family activities for summer fun. Yet sometimes, the heat becomes unbearable, making it difficult to enjoy the outdoors when you are hot, sweating and sticky. Here are some practical ideas to help the entire family … [Read more...] about Outdoor Water Games For Kids To Beat The Heat
You’ve been waiting all winter for the signs. Soon, the snow will be melting, the temperature rising, the trees starting to sprout leaves, and the days growing longer. Spring and summer are on their way, and your family is ready to get out of the house for recreational pursuits. Luckily, you don’t have to venture any farther than your spending time in the backyard. Here are … [Read more...] about Backyard Fun Ideas For Kids
As a parent, many of us wish that our kids would get off the computer or stop watching TV and go play outside. But many of us are so busy that we forget to encourage outdoor play in ways other than yelling, "Go play outside." You can encourage outdoor play be providing kids with activities and by playing with them. Here seven ways to encourage outdoor play with a combination … [Read more...] about Ways to Encourage Outdoor Play
Many of my friends try, each year, to get their family to spend more time in the backyard. And each year they fail. It’s easy to stay inside the house, watching TV, surfing the Internet and speaking on the phone with friends and family. But with the right family backyard ideas, you can get your family to bond while enjoying the outdoors this summer. There are so many family … [Read more...] about How To Get Kids To Play Outside [Family Backyard Ideas]