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Whether your preschooler loves to play games like kickball or hopscotch or prefers nature activities like planting flowers or watching birds, we have plenty of fun outdoor activities to get your child off the sofa and into the great outdoors.

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The Family Guide to Gardening with Kids

Make your plans and plant seeds now and, come summer, you’ll have your pick of flowers and food. You’ll also cultivate some essential life skills: When kids tend to plants, they learn to care for the little things—and one another.

How to Plant an Edible Garden with Kids

Spend time with your kids outside and show them where their food really comes from (not Trader Joe’s). And once they grow those leafy greens, they might actually eat them too.

How to Turn Your Backyard Into an Adventure Playground

Gather empty boxes, wooden planks, and rocks or sticks in your yard to encourage open-ended exploration, problem-solving, and self-directed play. 

6 Ways to Get Your Child Comfortable in the Water

Even if you yourself can’t even dog paddle, there are plenty of ways to help your little ones get comfortable in the water and learn to swim.

Make Your Neighborhood More Fun

The best way to get your kids to turn off their screens is to make it less boring to play outside.

Family Fun: Apple Picking

The time is ripe to take the family and friends to a local orchard. Savor the fall sunshine while you play fun games and enjoy fresh seasonal snacks.
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6 Earth Day Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

It's never too early to teach children the importance of keeping our planet clean and learning how to reduce, reuse, and recycle. With a little guidance and supervision, toddlers and preschoolers can complete these easy, fun, and free Earth Day projects.

10 Rules for Summer Safety

Dust off your grill and grab your swimsuits, because the lazy days of summer are here! With the right tools and preparation, summertime can be a relaxing and safe time for you and your family. Here are 10 ways to avoid seasonal mishaps.