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A father and daughter flyfishing.

10 Coronavirus-Friendly Kids Activities

The concept of “summer break” feels mostly irrelevant with schools closed and distance learning in place. As I write this, there are still many unknowns about summer camps, campgrounds, public pools, and playgrounds. Our children have endured prolonged social isolation and many losses. Despite the uncertainty of traditional summer activities, June is Great Outdoors Month and kids need adventure. Here are 10 ideas to help you get them out there in the age …

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Various nature books for kids.

7 Nature Books for Kids

Spring is a transitional season for little humans as much as it is for nature. Like budding green leaves, kids are venturing outside more often, transitioning from weekend winter sports to riding bikes after school. Increasing daylight minutes provides children with time to enjoy warming, sunny afternoons.   Parents and caregivers can harness this opportunity with …

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Santa in the Lift Line: Inspiring Outdoor Holiday Magic

“Mom, Santa’s getting on the bunny chair!” While this sounds like a punchline, it wasn’t. From our view out the front windows of the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol lodge, at the base of chair 5, my daughter and I, indeed, saw Mr. Clause. It was the Sunday before Christmas, so why shouldn’t jolly ol’ St. …

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