Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Getting Back to Nature This Summer @Voice_of_Play #PlayfulTrends

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by the Voice of Play.



I adore summer, but I can't stand how quickly it goes by.  I can hardly believe it is almost July already.  My oldest two kiddos are one third of the way through their summer break and though we have less scheduled activities in July I just know it will still be gone before I know it.  We have to try to make the most of the time we have together as a family. One way to do this is by putting our devices away and getting back to nature.


Back to nature is one of eight PLAYFul Trends of 2016 identified by the experts at IPEMA and The Voice of Play.  Back to nature can include discovering our National Parks or even your local fishing hole.  Visiting state parks and playgrounds that bring nature to the neighborhood are an easy way to rediscover the great outdoors.


So far this summer we have gone fishing and canoeing.


We've explored a state park that we had never been to before and went on our first camping trip as a family of five.  



We've visited beaches in our state that are new to us, played in the sand and waded in the water.

 

Walls have been both climbed and repelled down.



Hikes and night hikes have been taken.  Fireflies have been chased after and caught.  S'mores have been made.  It's been a good summer!  And we've still got a good two months left!  Let the playing continue!





Does your family enjoy spending time together outdoors?  
Which playful trend is your favorite?  You can check out all of them and learn more about the benefits of play visit VoiceOfPlay.org.

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16 comments:

  1. I love to see kids enjoying nature and the outdoors. It's good for them physically and mentally.

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  2. I love when the kids can get outdoors to play.There are so many things they can do.

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  3. I love when the kids can get outdoors to play.There are so many things they can do.

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  4. Summer is great. Get the kids outdoors and active plus so many good family bonding adventures. We love camping or simply swimming together.

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  5. We love spending time outside, riding bikes, walking, playing in the park and swimming are all activities we enjoy doing.

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  6. We love spending time outdoors! They're is so much to do outdoor and we have to keep active!

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  7. I think every kid should get outside as much as possible!

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    1. I agree! Summer is a great time to enjoy the fresh air!

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  8. Kids do need outdoor time! That is one thing kids may not get enough of these days.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  9. My son is grown up but we both enjoy spending time outside doing different things. When he was a toddler we used to picnic somewhere nearly every day (we lived near several parks).

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  10. We love to swim in the pool or go for hikes in the woods

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  11. It looks like you have had a lot of good times this summer so far. I am staying inside mostly. It's over 100 degrees almost every day.

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  12. Looks like ya'll had a great time! Wonderful to get out and have quality family time!

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  13. Playing outdoors is so important to kids! Kids don't get enough of it nowadays!

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  14. We have always spent time outdoors as a family hiking and bicycling among other activities.

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  15. Back to Nature looks as though it is so much fun. I really appreciate your sharing this with us.

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