On a recent hiking adventure past ponds and wetlands, my children and I reminisced about a favorite story series, Poppy, and imagined what Ereth, the porcupine, might be up to if he lived nearby. One of the things I love most about a good book is how the story continues to live in the reader, long […]
Many of my family’s best times together have been on a trail. We’ve walked through the seasons with children in packs on backs, watched little legs eager to forge ahead, stopped for seconds and hours while they explored every nook and cranny. Through creeks and meadows with one who likes to lag behind and one intent on […]
Hiking is an inexpensive, rewarding way to spend time with family. While investing in the latest gear is an option, when hiking with children, gear can be gathered and easily made. Here’s a list to keep handy.
When I play games with my children, I want our time together to be first about the play and the connections spending time together builds, but I also appreciate how games can be the best kind of teachers. Games offer practice in reading, writing, math, logic, following directions, creativity, teamwork, problem-solving ( the list goes on) […]