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Go scavenger hunting

By The Scavenger Guru alias Rebecca Brown
Spring is here!  This is the perfect time to go exploring the natural world with your kids.  Trees are budding, flowers are blooming and the kids are restless.
My favorite way to connect children and teens with nature is by using a scavenger hunt.  This is a very hands-on way for them to explore their surroundings and use all of their senses.

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Fairy House

Happy Spring everyone!
By Kari Svenneby 

It is finally officially spring here in the northern hemisphere. I have to admit, I feel winter cheated me a bit because Toronto hardly had any snow. Still, I’m happy spring has arrived. Spring flowers and buds on trees are coming and legend says with them our little fairy fiends. I know, beacuse my little girl keeps talking about them all the time.
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Plant seeds indoors

seeds3Are you a kitchen gardener, victory gardener, or maybe just like me, want to grow your own food, and gets excited
when you’re daughter at four says; “look it is coming spuds up, when is it time to pick them? “

New York, London, or out in the country, We all can grow something, and connect with the natural world. If you are an apartment dweller simply use containers to grow your vegetables Add a comment

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Go sugar bushing


Maple syrup
By Russell Gienapp
In the world of food items there are few things that are more taken for granted than maple syrup. How do you explain to a young child the concept of taking 40 bottles of the sap of a tree to get the one bottle of syrup sitting on the breakfast table?

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Safe sunscreen

by Anita Kaiser
As the weather gets warmer and we shed our winter layers many of us forget that sunscreen is necessary even before the scorching hot days of summer.
UVB and UVA protection
One of the most important facts is that UVB rays, which are the ones that most sunscreens provide protection for, are not the only important rays we should be protected from UVA rays penetrate the skin on a deeper level and can react with chemicals already in the skin (even some that are naturally there like B2). Also, UVA damage occurs before sunburn, so you may not even be aware that you are damaging your skin. The best sunscreen is one which has both UVA and UVB protection as well as ingredients that do not break down in the sun and are safe for both children and adults.

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Midsummer - Summer Solstice

Celebrated all over the world and Europe (especially in Scandinavia) the summer solstice is a big excuse to get together on the longest day of the year. In Sweden it ‘s even a national holiday. The summer solstice falls somewhere between the 20-21st of June.

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