For some, camping out in a tent is a privilege. For others, it may be their last resort.Camping out can be a great opportunity to talk to your kids about empathy and understanding of vulnerable neighbours who lack safe shelter, nutritious food, and the health and wellness services that can turn their lives around.
We know that outdoor play has a lot of benefits and plays a key role in neurological development.National 24-hour guidelinessuggest a mix of vigorous and light physical activity, proper sleep, and reduction of sedentary activity. The benefits include better cognitive health, mental health, immune functions, social skill development and much more.
Let’s explore outdoor games and activities you can do with your family on a campout, in the backyard, at a local park, at the beach or at the pool. You will notice that some activities can be done in multiple locations.
There is a lot of science going on in your backyard or local park. As children learn more about the habitants of these spaces, the more they will appreciate nature and have a greater respect for all living creatures.
Let’s explore the wide world of plants, the magical discovery of birds, and the delicious rewards of a backyard wildlife habitat.
We love supporting local Canadian designed and/or manufactured products. We believe in supporting and promoting Canadian companies! Here, in no particular order, are some of our favourite companies we've come across in the kids outdoor space.