Climb a mountain in your own back yard. Credit: Amazon.com
If you've ever wished you could just tell your kids to go take a hike during summer vacation, have we got the toy for you.Bring the Rocky Mountains to your backyard with...Can't get to the mountains this summer? Bring the mountain to your kids.
The sandbox is so, so lonely. Credit: Getty Remember the good ol' days when Mom opened up the cabinets and let you play rock band with the pots and pans? Or all those afternoons you spent creating castles in the backyard sandbox? ...What happened to good, old-fashioned play time? It's rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
Twenty-five years ago, the idea of a "Take a Child Outside" week would have seemed ridiculous. We spent most of our free time outside as it was, riding bikes, exploring, playing with friends. But today, for reasons that vary from safety concerns to...
Among the thing I love about my daughters' school is their dedication to both indoor and outdoor exercise. During all but the coldest winter days, they took the kids outside for at least a 15 minute recess each morning. They were also diligent about...