Summer Outdoor Activities for Kids

It is important for healthy development to provide opportunities for Summer outdoor activities for kids.

If you’re like a lot of adults, your favorite childhood memories probably include swimming in lakes and building forts in your backyard. That’s less true for children today. It is important for healthy development to provide opportunities for Summer outdoor activities for kids. Only 6% of children ages 9 to 13 play outside on their […]

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Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course – Movement and Learning

Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course Movement and Learning

Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course – Movement and Learning Did you know research has shown that 5-20 minute movement breaks can positively many aspects of learning?  This sidewalk chalk obstacle course includes aerobic activity, balance skills, proprioceptive input, outdoor time and academic concepts!  It is super easy to set up. How to Create the Sidewalk Chalk […]

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3 Evidence-Based Reasons Why Spending Time Outdoors Helps Children’s Vision

3 Evidence-Based Reasons Why Spending Time Outdoors Helps Children's Vision

3 Evidence-Based Reasons Why Spending Time Outdoors Helps Children’s Vision Did you know that children aged 10 to 16 now spend only 12.6 minutes a day on vigorous outdoor activity compared with 10.4 waking hours being relatively sedentary?  Or what about the fact that almost 50% of preschoolers do not experience even one parent-supervised outdoor play […]

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My Favorite Summer Activity Plus Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

When asked to participate in this blog hop with a recommendation for a favorite summer time activity, I knew what my answer was right away.  Sidewalk chalk is my absolute favorite.  Depending upon how you use it, sidewalk chalk can encourage physical activity, fine motor, gross motor and visual perceptual skills.   Now of course […]