Tinkergarten Posted on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 3:14PM
Personal and professional experience, and a good deal of research have helped us to shape these top 10 recommendations for making time outside with kids fruitful and memorable. If you do nothing more than sprinkle these ideas into the experiences you are already having with them, you'll make a greater impact on your kids, and have a lot more fun along the way.
- Get OUT!
- Make it a special time.
- Let them PLAY.
- Model wonder.
- Embrace the dirty, the wet and (gasp!) the dangerous!
- Give them the right sized container.
- You can set a few, key rules and still be a hip parent.
- Prompt...then take a minute to LISTEN.
- Praise a job well done!
- Have FUN!