Category: Children and Nature

Get Kids Outside with Outdoorsy Friends!

Pictures of Flat Ranger and Flat Bison, colored and outline

Get kids outside and into national parks with National Park Foundation, Flat Ranger and Flat Bison.

It’s time for the Summer’s Synchronous Fireflies Light Show to Begin!

Summer is almost here, and for many of us, it means the nighttime light shows are ready to begin! Its time for fireflies. Here’s where you can find them…

It’s World Oceans Day -Take 5 Minutes to Teach Your Kids About Plastics

It’s World Oceans Day! -A great time to talk with your kids about the impact of plastics on our oceans, but even if it’s already dinnertime where you are, don’t fret! It’s not too late! Here’s what you can do…

Short or Long-Distance Parenting: 3 Ways to Connect with Your Kids

Whether you’re a long-distance parent, the next town over, or in the next room, here’s three ways to connect with your kids.

Connecting in the Wild: Sunrise

If you’ve got kids, and have ones that wake you up well before dawn, take advantage of the quietest time of the day to get outside.

Just Released: Jack’s Extraordinary Pack of Adventure

Sometimes kids need a little encouragement and confidence when it comes to enjoying the outdoors. If you’re looking to get your kids outside, this may be the very thing to give your little ones that extra help when it comes to spending time in…

Their Love for Nature Begins with You

It’s no secret our kids learn from us by what we do. With the allure of new game apps every day, and the hectic pace of our daily lives, getting outside may not seem like the easiest thing in the world to do. However,…

Strapped for Time and Green Space? How to Fit Nature into the Schedule

We all know nature is good for us, so how do your get your kids to head outside, if you have trouble getting outside yourself? Find out how…

Get Your 4th Grader’s Free National Parks Pass!

It’s almost summer! If you have a 4th Grader, get your free pass and then plan your vacation to one of many amazing national parks across the US. 

Use Nature to Raise Self-Reliant Kids

In light of the recent “free-range parenting” bill passed in Utah, signed on March 15, 2017 to take effect in May, it got me thinking about children and how we can help develop their independence. Looking for ways to build your child’s independence? Here…

Green Therapy: Strengthening Your Relationships Is Easier Than You Might Think

My son and I often sit in the same room where I do my work, and he reads and plays on his Kindle. Seemingly really happy, he laughs and giggles at the people on his screen for as long as I’ll let him. While…

Nature and Technology: Why We Need Both

We live in an electronic world. As much as I would love to deny my child screens in all forms, it’s just not practical…