While much of the world has gone back to normal, many of us are still painfully aware of the mental and emotional toll the COVID-19 pandemic had on our children. The trends are troubling, but parents hold a lot of power to maintain a healthy, happy household.
Shine’s “Pop-up Field Trip Thursdays” have been one of our favorite pastimes for years now, as we cultivate deeper community relationships with the good people who produce our food. We believe gardening and farming experiences enrich the mind, body, and soul of children and adults alike.
Kids who spend time engaged in solitary activities outdoors have the strongest bonds with nature, according to researchers at NC State University. If you’re looking to foster a lover of the environment, consider introducing one of the pursuits identified in the study.
One of the great things about blocks is that they are a timeless toy that transcends all ages. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” Learn more about the benefits of block play.
Black History Month encourages us to consider the many achievements of African-Americans throughout history. The commemoration dates back to a week-long event pioneered by scholar Carter G. Woodson. Here are a few convenient and unique ways to dive into cultural history online, without leaving your home.