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10 Books that Celebrate, Support, and Inspire Outdoor Families »
12/09/2012
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In the current din of parenting advice—from tiger moms and drinking mommies, hipster daddies and tool-belt fathers—parents looking for advice on raising outdoor children may not realize how much their corner of the parenting bookshelf has grown over the past decade.

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The Great American Backyard Campout: Get Your Family Camping for a Night »
06/04/2014
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Shake out your tents: It’s time for the 10th annual Great American Backyard Campout.

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Be an Animal Detective: How to find clues and identify wildlife »
10/24/2014
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Next time you’re outdoors with your family, whether it’s in the back woods or just in a neighborhood park, take some time to look for other, less obvious signs of animals.

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An Introduction to Paddling with Kids »
07/21/2015
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There’s no right age to introduce your kids to paddling. If they’re interested, it’s the perfect time.

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Outdoors Kids Around the World: How other cultures promote children's independence and self-control »
02/15/2014
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In a large fenced park in Finland, Christine Gross-Loh was surprised that mothers were not concerned when their toddlers wandered far away; none chased their kids as American parents would.

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Get Past No and Get Outdoors with Kids »
05/08/2012
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Getting outdoors is good for kids' growing bodies and minds. Parents know that. But it still can seem hard to do.

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Go out at night in search of owls. Get your owling inspiration by first reading Jane Yolen’s classic book Owl Moon (a Caldecott Medal winner).



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