Despite the weather’s back-and-forth between snow, rain and sunshine, this weekend should be all about getting outside to play with your kids. Here three tips, books and random ideas to get you going.
Batter Up! Baseball season started this week, which means it’s the perfect time to get a few tickets to a game or play your own ballgame at the park. Need some more inspiration? It’ll be forty-two years – on April 8 – that baseball legend, Hank Aaron, broke Babe Ruth’s record with his 175th home run. It remained untouched until 2007, when Barry Bonds hit his 756th homer.
Jurassic Park – Sort Of. The weather has been all over the place, which means local parks have been feeling it, too. Explore the wet soil, plants and local waters to see if you notice anything different. Take pictures and talk about the colors. Colors are often key in determining how nature is changing.
Show Them They’re Safe. You probably have walked around your neighborhood a million times. Maybe even have a specific route you like best. Show your kids around, regardless of their age, and point to things that will allow them to connect better to their community. An old light post, the bright pizza place or the funny colored building a few blocks down. It’s never too early to familiarize your kids with what’s around them, what makes their streets special and how to always find their way home.