Tips to keep kids happy playing outside in the heat!

Tips to keep kids happy playing outside in the heat!

Comfortable Kids Happy Kids It’s too hot. I’m sweaty.  I don’t want to play outside. If you are like me, these are phrases I often hear when the heat and humidity crank up every summer.  But heat and humidity is not a problem with the right gear, supports, and approach!   We know the heat and humidity are coming, so let’s make a plan to keep our kids comfortable, engaged, and happy outdoors all summer long!

Nature Sensory Scavenger Hunt

Nature Sensory Scavenger Hunt

We are spending as much time as we can outside!  The fresh air, natural light, calming colors, and open space is good for our emotions and mental health.  Plus the great outdoors gives us places to explore, things to discover, endless play experiences, and loads of organic learning opportunities. But sometimes our kids (and adults) need a little inspiration. Are you ready to turn your next hike, neighborhood walk, or backyard garden into an adventure? 

How do I work on handwriting outdoors?

How do I work on handwriting outdoors?

Handwriting is typically a skill taught and practiced inside. But WHY?   The great outdoors affords an abundance of opportunities, inspirations, and experiences to help build strong, capable, and independent handwriters! PLUS time outdoors has a positive impact on our attention, mood, sensory integration, and overall health and well being.  So let’s head out for a walk in the neighborhood, hike along a trail, explore the beach, or find a cozy spot under a tree at a city park.  Here are some tips and tools to help you get started!