When it’s hot and sunny, you can wear clothes that keep you cool and slather on the sunscreen. Or you can wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothes that protect you from the sun, and wear sunscreen on exposed skin.
In rain, wear a waterproof rain jacket with a hood, rain pants, and boots. If it’s warm and rainy, you could wear shorts instead of pants. Also, pants and shorts don’t have to be waterproof, but they should be made … Read more
When I was a kid, I always stayed inside when it rained. I played outside in the sunshine, under clouds, and in the snow, but rainy days were never seen as an invitation to go outside.
When I got a job working at a camp, we took the kids hiking in all types of weather, including rain on cold days. Since we lived in Ohio, and the kids had come prepared to spend a couple of nights, everyone had rain coats or ponchos. Rain drops bounced off the top of my head and dripped off of leaves. Alongside the trail, … Read more
Here are three steps that you can take so your kids can have positive animal encounters.
1. Research Options
First, find a location that will let you touch animals. You’ll have to do a little bit of research into the zoos, aquariums, nature centers, and maybe even pet stores that are near you. In my area I can go to the zoo and touch animals. The zoo has a petting zoo, and volunteers will also hold animals such as snakes and other reptiles throughout the zoo that visitors can touch.
There’s a nature center that has terrapins or sea … Read more