Outdoor Play

Playground Anxiety: What It Means & 9 Simple Tips to Overcome It

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Playground anxiety is real. I know, because I have it. With three very young children, I realized that this was something I had to overcome for their sake. I thought I was alone in playground anxiety. But I should’ve known better. Are any of us really the only ones who feel certain emotions? Susie Allison, […]

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19 of the Best Outdoor Kids’ Toys for Toddlers (from a Minimalist Mom)

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What are the best outdoor kids’ toys for toddlers? As mothers, we want to supply our kids with the best toys for their development.   When it comes to kids’ toys, I consistently find that quality is always better than quantity.  One toy my toddler will play with over and over again, deserves more real estate

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Babies outdoors: When can newborns go outside, and is it worth it?

Babies outdoors When can newborns go outside and is it worth it

Taking our newborn babies outside. Are we allowed to do it?  Is it good for them?  What do we need to consider when doing so? Maybe you recently came home from the hospital and are feeling desperate for fresh air with your new baby.  Maybe you’re wondering if it’s okay to take that baby outside. 

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Outdoor Play Made Easy: How to get out there with your kids (and why you should)

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Do you ever wonder about outdoor play? How much time should your kids should be spending outside?  Some experts, like Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist, say that it should be a minimum of three hours!  And that doesn’t even include any time playing organized sports.  So why should we dedicate all this time for

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