Join our newsletter to receive 10% off your first order!

Our Blog

Announcements to stay at home during various stages of the COVID-19 pandemic sent mixed messages to parents across North America and the world. In the beginning stages, families took the message literally and locked themselves indoors. What did this do to the overall health of our children?
  • 4 min read

“In a galaxy far, far, away…”

As many celebrate #internationalstarwarsday and nerds unite to celebrate this May 4th, ahem - "May The 4th Be With You"...  let’s reflect on the wisdom of the Jedi, The Force, and all those who bring balance to the galaxy. Here are our top eight lessons Star Wars has taught us about Adventure.

  • 2 min read
Camping with the kids: bags exploding, dirt everywhere, cuts and bruises… also the most fun you’ll have all year. Without breaking the bank, we’re bringing you 7 camping hacks you didn’t know you needed - until now.
  • 2 min read

There are some important things to know about what to do when nature calls, in nature. 

It may seem odd that wildlife uses the outdoors as their outhouse and that humans should behave differently with their own waste, but there are a couple good explanations for this.

  • 2 min read
Winter is here – and the current health restrictions can make you feel like hibernating till next spring. But we’re strong, tough Canadians – we don’t let a little cold or snow get in our way of a good time. Whether it’s a birthday or milestone, an outdoor party can be a lot of fun.
  • 4 min read
This fall leaf craft is great for kids of all ages. BONUS: it's relatively simple and everything that’s needed, you should have on hand. All you need is half an hour, some wax paper, leaves, and a glue stick (optional to add a construction paper border around the edges).
  • 2 min read
This summer has been like no other thanks to the quarantine. Here are some fun ideas of how to spend your family summer together, even when you have to stay put. 
  • 2 min read
With Canada Day quickly approaching, we wanted to take some time to reflect on the wealth of our National Parks - coast to coast. These vast spaces of protected land are what makes Canada beautiful and unique. Here are some of the coolest facts we found that you may have not known about our parks. 

Natural navigation means orienting yourself and crossing a landscape without needing to rely on technology like maps, gps or compass. Developing natural navigational awareness can really help you get your bearings if you ever get lost - and it will make outdoor exploration more meaningful and exciting!

  • 3 min read
As a pediatrician, I spend a lot of my time counseling families on healthy lifestyle changes for both prevention and treatment of a variety of medical conditions.  Outdoor play has the potential to improve the health of Canadian children in many ways: by naturally reducing screen time, increasing physical activity, and providing opportunity for healthy parent-child relationship development. 
  • 2 min read
There is a lot of precision behind a detailed sundial, but even a DIY sundial constructed in minutes from materials lying around your house is surprisingly accurate.
  • 2 min read

Search