Fun With Dirt: Exploring the Outdoors With Your Kids

podcast iconAre your kids’ hands way too clean?

Want them to spend more time outside and less in front of a screen?

Encourage them to play in the dirt! Once they start digging and building, they’ll be hooked on the great outdoors.

To learn more about getting your hands dirty with your kids, I interview Jennifer Ward for this episode of the Parenting Adventures podcast.

More About This Show

parenting adventures podcast michael stelznerThe Parenting Adventures podcast is a show from My Kids’ Adventures.

It’s for parents (and grandparents) who are looking for creative things to do with their kids.

The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).

In this episode, I interview Jennifer Ward, a prolific author of children’s fiction books (such as There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish). Her parenting books include I Love Dirt: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature and It’s a Jungle Out There! 52 Nature Adventures for City Kids.

Jennifer shares why it’s important to get your kids out in nature.

You’ll discover ways to have fun outside in the dirt with your kids.

Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below!

Want kids to spend more time outdoors? Time to have fun with dirt! In Parenting Adventures Podcast 10, Jennifer Ward shares how to get your kids out in nature.

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10 Ways to Turn the Local Park Into an Adventure Wonderland for Kids

Are you looking for something different to do at the park?

Do your older children complain that they’ve outgrown the playground?

These community resources have a lot more to offer than just swings and soccer fields (and sand in your shoes).

In fact, a visit to the park can be a brand-new adventure each time you go.

In this article, I’ll give you 10 ways to transform an ordinary park visit into a fresh family adventure that you’ll all enjoy.

Park adventures: here's how to turn an ordinary day at the park into something extraordinary and fun for everyone.

Why Plan a Park Adventure?

Parks are great—don’t get me wrong. Visiting the park is one of my family’s favorite ways to enjoy an afternoon together. Nothing beats a park for inexpensive outdoor fun.

But while the little ones never seem to tire of playing on the playground, by the time kids get a little older it seems that they’d rather plug into their electronics than play outdoors.

What’s a family to do?


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