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Outdoor Activities for Earth Day

Getting outside is healthy for the body and the mind. This Earth Day, why not get the whole family outdoors for some memorable adventures? By Wendy Chou Research has shown that getting outside keeps kids moving, lowering the risk of childhood obesity. Another health benefit from being out and about: added Vitamin D, which strengthens […]

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Why It’s Physiologically Vital for Kids to Play Outdoors (and 5 Easy Ways to Do it)

Image © Kassandra Brown When parents call me for parent coaching services because the are having trouble with disrespect, inattention, poor behavior, poor follow-through, and poor listening, one of the most common questions I ask is “What’s your relationship to play outdoors?” The Importance of Movement Getting outside and playing builds balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, […]