Techless Tech Activities for Kids

While many children love to spend their free time exploring the outdoors, playing with friends, building structures, and otherwise stretching their imagination, the advent of the omnipresent screen has altered the balance of play....

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In Nature with Children: 10 Ways to Encourage a Sense of Adventure

In Gary Nabhan and Stephen Trimble’s, The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places, two influential outdoor education advocates write about the deep connection that children forge with the environment, natural and...

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Earth Day Challenge

Like all other holidays, Earth Day comes and goes. We all get a few emails about buying sustainable clothing and earth-friendly cleaning products or joining a march or parade for the planet. The depictions of people living fully...

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Unplug and Enjoy Board Games with the Family

When the kids get a break from school, it’s an opportunity to spend some quality family time together. But the days can feel long, it’s true, and it’s tempting to just plop down on the couch and watch a movie. Next time you and the...

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Viewing the Solar Eclipse 2017

There’s an astronomical event happening this summer that you and your family won’t want to miss! There will be a total solar eclipse going all the way across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. If you want to nurture...

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DC Restaurants for the Whole Family

Sometimes, the whole family just needs a night out. But where can a family go that will feel like a treat for adults and kids alike? What if some in the family eat vegetarian or gluten free and some crave a big juicy hamburger? Is...

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Keeping the Indoor Blues Away on a Snow Day

Although the 2015-2016 snow season is off to a slow start in these parts, odds are high that local schools will be closed at least one day this year due to snow or other wintry weather.

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Audio Books for Family Car Trips

You know it’s summer when you find yourself packing up the car or minivan so full of stuff you can barely see out the back window and heading off with your family on a road trip. The destination is often worth the hours cooped up...

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