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Monday thought of the week: special places

A thought: For special places to work their magic on kids, they need to be able to do some clamber and damage. They need to be free to climb trees, muck about, catch things, and get wet – above all, … Continue reading

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Nature play film screenings with The Intertwine, Feb. 10

From The Intertwine’s latest email newsletter: Nature play on the big screen. Let your inner child out at the third and final event in the Our Common Ground Film Series next Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Mission Theater & Pub … Continue reading

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REVIEW: MyMayu wrist gaiters & Veyo Mittyz

When you have young kids and it snows – or you live a reasonable drive from a snowy mountain – you know you’ll end up taking them out to play. For the little ones, you hope they do their deed … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: monkey boy

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Monday thought of the week: the downtime necessary

A thought: Our kids miss out on the downtime necessary to look for bugs in the backyard, or play with neighborhood kids, to daydream. – Heather Kuhlken on spending time in nature as a family in “Choose Nature Together: And Know … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: nature play provides balance

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements — Hike series with Portland branch of Hike It Baby Nature classes at Hoyt Arboretum, Summerlake City Park (Tigard), and Mary S. Young Park (West Linn) from Tinkergarten Hike series with Friends … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: the naturalistic experience

A thought: Whatever advances might be made in electronic technology and however creative the modern zoo or nature center have become, the naturalistic experience continues to be an unrivaled context for maturation and development. – Stephen R. Kellert, “The Naturalistic … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: woods to ourselves

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BOOK REVIEW: The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh

“A world-famous yet hardly known literary landscape.” That’s how the author of a new book describes her subject – a place many people know of from their childhood (or, parenting or grand-parenting years). It was a place one could first visit in … Continue reading

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