Shout has started a Go Play initiative with just this in mind. They are promoting unstructured play and getting outside!
Shout knows play is so much more than fun and games. Studies show that unstructured play helps kids build fundamental skills like problem solving, coping, and conflict resolution. In other words: play is how kids become happy, healthy adults. Fall has arrived with crisp, cool air and new reasons to go out and play. So, let your kids take that rewarding jump into a pile of leaves. Take at trip to the park and watch their imaginations run free. The one thing you won’t do is worry about their clothes; play should get messy and Shout can help.You can check out all the details on their facebook page. But the great thing is that Shout is thinking about our kids and us moms. They want our kids to be able to have fun and explore but giving us moms the tools we need to get their clothes the cleanest with their Shout Products.
Shout sent me a fantastic selection of their products along with a 52 Nature Activities card set. These cards are full of great activities for getting out in nature and having fun! The activities are simple and fun and all you need is what you find in nature. Use a tree or a rock and some sticks to make instruments, look under a rock and see what you find, find different letters of the alphabet in nature. Have fun, learn, and don't worry about getting dirty.
During the fall we take full advantage of the outdoors. We apple pick and pumpkin pick, jump in leaves and go for hikes. And of course take a trip to the farm to see all the cool animals!
Check out the fuzzy caterpillar!
So as you can imagine... with a toddler toddling around the fields we have had lots of dirt and grass to get out of our cute clothes and Shout has been there through it all! I love the way it lifts the stains but leaves the bright colors!
And while nature provides us with a ton of activities, sometimes we need some inside activities or some new and exciting things to do outside. A great place to find learning toys is Growing Tree Toys. They have great products for inside learning as the weather gets colder and fun outdoor toys like ride ons. Be sure to check them out!