Watching Wildlife With Your Kids: A Fun Way to Get Outside Together

podcast iconDo your kids love bugs, birds and other critters?

Want to find ways to get them to enjoy the outdoors?

Start watching wildlife with your kids. To learn how to make it fun to observe wildlife in action, I interview David Mizejewski for this episode of the Parenting Adventures podcast.

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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 David Mizejewski, a naturalist and spokesperson for the National Wildlife Federation.

He hosted the Animal Planet show Backyard Habitat for four years, where he helped people transform their yards into habitats for birds.

He’s also made TV appearances on the Martha Stewart Show, Good Morning America and many other shows.

David shares ways to make it fun to watch wildlife with your kids.

You’ll discover simple things you can do to get out in nature, whether you find wildlife or you let wildlife find you.

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Do your kids like watching wildlife? In Parenting Adventures Podcast 11, National Wildlife Federation's David Mizejewski shares fun ways observe wildlife.

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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.

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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.

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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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Getting Kids Into Nature: Project Wild Thing

podcast iconAre your kids afraid of nature?

Want to discover why it’s important to swap electronic time for wild time?

To learn about the benefits of getting kids into nature, I interview David Bond for this episode of the Parenting Adventures podcast.

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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 David Bond, a documentary film director and the man behind Project Wild Thing.

Project Wild Thing is an amazing documentary that explores David’s new job as the marketing director of nature (a.k.a. the great outdoors).

Project Wild Thing is more than just a film. It’s a movement and message, as well as an app, to encourage families to spend more time outside.

David shares what inspired him to make this film.

You’ll discover the importance of incorporating nature into your kids’ lives, even if only for a few minutes a day.

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Have trouble getting kids into nature? In Parenting Adventures Podcast 5, David Bond shares Project Wild Thing, his documentary on selling nature to kids.

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Make Believe: How Creative Play Helps Kids

podcast iconIs all of your child’s free time taken up by electronics?

Are you looking for ways to unlock your children’s creativity?

Creative play, also known as make-believe, is just the answer.

To learn why creative play is important for children, I interview Dr. Susan Linn for this episode of the Parenting Adventures podcast.

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parenting adventures podcast michael stelzner

The 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 Dr. Susan Linn, a psychologist at Harvard Medical School and author of The Case for Make Believe and Consuming Kids.

She’s also co-founder of the Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood and did award-winning ventriloquist and entertainment work, some of which includes the TV show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Susan shares why creative play is essential to a child’s well-being.

You’ll discover how to limit screen time, encourage creative play and the types of toys that help a child express creativity.

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Do your kids spend too much time on technology? Learn why creative play is so important. In Parenting Adventures podcast 3, Dr Susan Linn shares her tips.

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Screen Time and Kids: Understanding How Tech Impacts Children

podcast iconAre your kids addicted to their digital devices?

Do you want to help them have a healthier relationship with technology?

To learn how you can help your kids make smart technology choices, I interview Dr. Jim Taylor for this episode of the Parenting Adventures podcast.

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parenting adventures podcast michael stelzner

The 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 Dr. Jim Taylor, an international authority on the psychology of parenting.

He has written 14 books, including Raising Generation Tech: Prepare Your Children for a Media-Fueled World and Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child. Jim has published more than 700 scholarly articles and has made regular appearances on major television networks.

Jim shares how digital technology impacts our kids.

You’ll discover how to understand the benefits and challenges of technology, help your kids have a healthy relationship with tech and set appropriate guidelines, as well as rewards for living a less plugged-in life.

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6 Family Traditions You Can Start With Your Kids

Are you a tradition-loving parent?

Wondering how to celebrate everyday life, and not just the big moments?

Create some new family traditions.

In this article I’ll share how you can start traditions, based on ‘The Book of New Family Traditions,’ by Meg Cox.

The book shows that traditions aren’t just about celebrating big occasions like Christmas and Thanksgiving, but also about everyday life and the daily rituals that make life fun, meaningful, and rich!

Start new family traditions that can create lasting memories to celebrate the everyday with rituals that make life fun, meaningful, and rich.

Why Practice Family Traditions?

Family traditions are things that families do together. In a busy society where everyone is bombarded with all sorts of activities and distractions, traditions offer a sense of belonging and identity to every member of the family.

Children raised with family traditions—especially those who have watched their parents invent new ones—learn that they can respond to life in active, creative and extremely personal ways. They grow to be resilient, confident that they are loved, and knowing how to express love to others.

In The Book of New Family Traditions, Cox highlights several non-traditional, everyday opportunities to create new traditions with your family. I’ll share my favorites, below.

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