Category Archive for: ‘Summer’

Important Information Regarding Insect Repellents

Good News! The American Academy of Pediatrics states that the more natural alternatives to DEET (specifically 2% Soybean oil and Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus) are safe alternatives in infants as young as 2 months. The determination was not based on safety testing, instead it was based on the maturity of a baby’s skin at this age i.e. one should still […]

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Great Kid Friendly Local Trails

With such a plethora of wonderful trails in the Durango area we thought we would provide you with some kid friendly options. POTATO (SPUD) LAKE TRAIL is an easy day hike or overnight camp is great for children, offering fishing and picnic spots and plenty of places to camp. The lily pond across from the trailhead provides an intriguing and […]

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Connecting Children to Nature

Five Benefits from Connecting Children to Nature By Richard Louv and Cheryl Charles   1. Green plants and play yards reduce children’s stress. Grow part of your backyard so that your children can go outside, make forts and castles in trees and bushes, and invent imaginary places. If you don’t have a backyard, create a “wild box” with rocks, twigs, […]

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Healthy Summertime Snack Ideas

To get kids to munch on fruits and veggies in the summertime let them help select fresh produce at the grocery store or farmer’s market! A surefire way to get fruits and veggies to disappear … Let the kids PLAY with it! (Please be aware of toddlers and choke-able items. Remember no honey for children under 1 year. ) Some […]

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Activities for Children in the Garden

Collecting and observing caterpillars will introduce children to the metamorphic lifecycle of moths and butterflies. It will foster children’s interest in the natural world and increase their awareness of their local environment. How long will it take? 20 to 30 minutes to set up. What you will need · glass jar · some caterpillars · plant for food · magnifying […]

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