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Make everyday a playday « Outdoor Nation

32% of her time was spent at school, 17% watching TV, 15% on the computer and just 4% playing outdoors. Time on screens dwarfed time playing out by a ratio of seven to one! And it's not just my daughter.
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Close the laptop and go outside - The Register-Guard

Close the laptop and go outside - The Register-Guard | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
Close the laptop and go outside
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As we continue to enjoy summer weather, it's a good time to take advantage of the benefits of outdoor play and nature in enhancing the development of young children.
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Infographic: Go Figure, Active Kids Outdoors Are Healthier

Infographic: Go Figure, Active Kids Outdoors Are Healthier | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
When I was growing up, I knew full well that when my mom hollered, "GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY," she meant "you're driving me nuts, and I've had enough." But maybe she knew something more. It's not exactly news that kids (and adults!
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Learning for Life: Outdoor play party - Why wear waterproofs?

Learning for Life: Outdoor play party - Why wear waterproofs? | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
On the theme of 'why not?' Another strand of that is why bother with waterproof clothing & going outside in rain etc. It would be so much easier if we didn't go outside everyday, no matter what, it would mean less set up time ...
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Hiking in Nature May Boost Creativity - WebMD

Hiking in Nature May Boost Creativity - WebMD | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
Deseret NewsHiking in Nature May Boost CreativityWebMDDec. 12, 2012 -- Hiking in the wild may be good for the brain, especially if you are unplugged.
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Survey: Outdoor play gives families most "pleasure per penny" | News | The Mersey Forest

Survey: Outdoor play gives families most "pleasure per penny" | News | The Mersey Forest | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
http://t.co/VUT58M3e Outdoor play gives most pleasure per penny!
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National organizations come together to encourage kids to play outside

National organizations come together to encourage kids to play outside | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
NRPA and NWF team to fight "nature deficit disorder" and childhood obesity!
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Nature-based playground coming to life in Concord - Wicked Local

Nature-based playground coming to life in Concord - Wicked Local | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
Nature-based playground coming to life in ConcordWicked LocalThe Playscape at Ripley will be a place where people of all ages and abilities can play, relax and interact with their environment.
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Outdoor play 'shunned in favour of expensive gadgets' - Telegraph

Outdoor play 'shunned in favour of expensive gadgets' - Telegraph | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
Over-indulgent parents are putting children’s long-term development at risk by lavishing them with expensive toys, according to research. (RT @thegreeninbtwn: Hold off on the pricy electronic toys & take your kids to parks & gardens.
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One Week Outdoor Play Challenge

One Week Outdoor Play Challenge | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
Did you hear? Our favorite producer of high quality outerwear for kids, and MPMK sponsor, Polarn O. Pyret is once again hosting “Every Day a Play Day” this week. What's that, you ask. It's their mission to log 1000 hours.
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Society too disconnected with nature - MiamiHerald.com (registration)

Society too disconnected with natureMiamiHerald.com (registration)Questions like these prompted author Richard Louv to coin the term “nature-deficit disorder” in response to the growing problems that stem from society's dependence on the indoors.
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WHAT’S IT LIKE TO LIVE WITHOUT NATURE? A 13-Year-Old Tackles Nature-Deficit Disorder (and Wins) : The New Nature Movement

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO LIVE WITHOUT NATURE? A 13-Year-Old Tackles Nature-Deficit Disorder (and Wins) : The New Nature Movement | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
Field Notes from the Future: Tracking the Movement to Connect People and Nature (RT @JeffcoOpenSpace: Jefferson County Public Health shares story of a nature-loving 13-year-old helping to reverse nature deficit disorder
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On the trail: Unstructured time outdoors is time well-spent - The Coloradoan

On the trail: Unstructured time outdoors is time well-spent - The Coloradoan | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
On the trail: Unstructured time outdoors is time well-spent
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Another mirror to original Nature Deficit Disorder is adults don't typically allow themselves unstructured time in nature to just explore.
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Outdoor Play: Finding The Alphabet in Nature | rightfromthestart

Outdoor Play: Finding The Alphabet in Nature | rightfromthestart | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
Having recently discovered some of the amazing hikes in the Seattle area we are really keen to encourage the children to appreciate the wonders around them. My kids love outdoor play, especially in the woods but a 4 mile ...
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Creative Playhouse: Winter Outdoor Play - Messy Mud Kitchen

Creative Playhouse: Winter Outdoor Play - Messy Mud Kitchen | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
Winter Outdoor Play - Messy Mud Kitchen. Pin It. In Jersey (UK) we dont get much snow or freezing weather, but we do get a lot of dreary rainy days, which leads to a whole lot of muddy gardens and fields!
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Outdoor Play Party : Gifts Ideas for Outdoor Loving Kids

5 fun gifts for kids who love playing outdoors. Part of the outdoor play party.
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What is Outdoor PLAY?

What is Outdoor PLAY? | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
early childhood news and resources provides articles and other resources about raising children from pregnancy to the tween years. (What is Outdoor PLAY?
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New report sheds light on the importance of outdoor play.

New report sheds light on the importance of outdoor play. | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
New research carried out by the Forestry Commission Wales and Cardiff Metropolitan University reveals the importance of outdoor play in line with the National Trust’s own Natural Childhood In...
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Blog of the Week - Scavenger Hunt - Love Outdoor Play

Blog of the Week - Scavenger Hunt - Love Outdoor Play | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Netmums Blog: This beautiful post and pictures by Josie from Sleep is for the Weak really made us smile. She has captured exactly what it is that kids love to do – and proves that when we take the time out to ...
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How 'Nature-Deficit Disorder' Is Making Us Fat, Sick, and Depressed

How 'Nature-Deficit Disorder' Is Making Us Fat, Sick, and Depressed | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
How 'Nature-Deficit Disorder' Is Making Us Fat, Sick, and Depressed (RT @GOOD: How 'Nature-Deficit Disorder' is making us fat, sick, and depressed http://t.co/jR3C1KXf...)...
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let the children play: 12 Top Outdoor Play Space Pinterest Boards

let the children play: 12 Top Outdoor Play Space Pinterest Boards | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
12 Top Outdoor Play Space Pinterest Boards http://t.co/5uCeFRNw...
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Dressing kids for outdoor winter play - Participaction

Dressing kids for outdoor winter play - Participaction | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
I say, bring on the snow and let's bring back active outdoor play for our kids. When we were their age, a little snow didn't keep us indoors. Quite the contrary! There were forts to make, snowballs to roll, and backyard skating ...
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let the children play: It's Playtime - 90 Ideas for outdoor play and ...

let the children play: It's Playtime - 90 Ideas for outdoor play and ... | Getting kids outdoors | Scoop.it
It's Playtime - 90 Ideas for outdoor play and learning. Welcome to another week of It's Playtime. Or perhaps I should rename it It's Late-time given that the linky starts on a Thursday and here we are on Sunday.
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