I’m so excited to finally be able to share with all of you, the final results of the ebook that was a partnership between The Motherhood and National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There program. I was so happy to be able to contribute to the book as the topic of getting kids outside is near and dear to my heart.
In June of 2012, NWF and The Motherhood conducted survey and 94% of moms thoughts that kids are not spending enough time outdoors, while a third of the moms polled felt guilty that their kids were not outside enough.
This ebook was created to help encourage families to get outside and give them practical and realistic tips and advice for doing so. Inside you’ll find articles on:
- Balancing Screen Time with Green Time
- Cool Activities for Hot Summer Days
- Outdoor Time in Everyday Life
- Nighttime Activities
- Celebrating Special Occasions in the Great Outdoors
Not only am I completely in love with the design and illustration of the ebook, the content within the pages is spot-on. The writers involved in this project bring page after page of ideas and expertise–all packed into a completely free resource for all of us.
Today marked the first day of school for our family. For many of us, even my family of homeschoolers, it seems like the opportunities for that valuable time outdoors begins to slip through our fingers. But at the same time, we are slowly saying goodbye to the heat and humidity of summer and the gorgeous days of fall are just ahead. It is truly one of the most beautiful seasons to be outside.
So I hope you’ll take a moment to leaf through, or at least bookmark this great resource. Whether you’re still hanging on to the last weeks of summer or looking to find ways to get outside even in the harried school days–this ebook is just the thing for ideas and inspiration.
Enjoy + let me know what you think!