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Tips for getting families outside all year around

There are a lot of things parents can do to get their kids outside, regardless if you live in Toronto or in Orlando.

Here are my tips for getting families outside all year around.

 

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Tiger Moms vs. Polar Bear Moms

By Russell Gienapp
Much attention has been given to the iron handed tiger mom pushing their children to perfection, but now the mainstream media is noticing the existence of another mother personified by a meaner predator of the world; the polar bear mom. These arctic monster moms of the north expose their children (even babies) to science, math and art outside... even in the winter.

Polar bear moms’ kids learn and play in conditions so harsh the very molecular activity of water is slowed. Forming what scientists call ice and snow.

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Recess, even in the winter!

What is considered to be too cold for recess in Canada and the US differs from states to province. On our Facebook page, last year we had one mom reporting in Texas that kids are watching cartoons at school when it is 15°C (59°F) outside, because it is too cold. Then we have schools in Canada and the US they are outside when it – 20°C (-4°F).  See USAToday for more on the story on how different recess limits are set.

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Kicksledding, Minnesota

By Jessica Shallow
What a fun experience it is to try kicksledding, or Spark as it is called in it's originating countries. This was actually our 2nd time kicksledding, but this time it was part of a class that my daughter & I took with another family from our playgroup. We learned a little bit about the history of kicksledding, how to put it together & how to store it, and how to care for it after you are finished. Then we headed outdoors to try it out. The pictures above show the kid size kicksleds, but there are adult size ones as well, which us moms had a chance to push each other around on.

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Getting dress for success

As you may know, we believe there is “No bad weather, only bad clothing” and we made a little video showing you how to dress for winter following the tried and true layering principal. The layering principle is nothing new; outdoorsy people have used it for ages.

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Join us for a Webinar with Kaboom!

We are very excited to partnering up with KaBOOM! One of the biggest Non-profit organization for outdoor play in North- America, dedicated to saving play for North- American children. In this webinar we will focus on how to embrace the weather (even in snow and rain), and how to organize an outdoor playgroup in your community. 

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