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Friday, October 15, 2010

Shout Go Play Initiative

52 Activities in Nature (52 Series)The boys and I received some great products in the mail a couple weeks ago! We received Shout products along with an outdoor activity card set titled 52 Nature Activities. Shout knows how dirty kids can get when heading to the great outdoors, even when the outdoors means your front yard.IMG_3753

The Shout actually arrived just in time because the weather here in MN is perfect for the boys to be playing football in our yard with the neighbor kids. Of course touch football includes major grass stains:IMG_3749IMG_3751 We broke out the 52 Nature Activity Cards and headed out for the afternoon. Here’s what we did…

Made up stories about the life of a couple of trees in our yard.IMG_3775Closed our eyes and listened to the noises around us. Then with our eyes still closed we tried to make those same noises.IMG_3774

And the boys took turns leading each other around. One brother would lead the other one who had their eyes closed. They learned quickly to be careful so the other one didn’t get hurt.IMG_3777 IMG_3778

Shout’s Go Play Initiative emphasizes the value of play for children. You can learn more on their Facebook page.

I’d like to thank Growing Tree Toys for connecting me with Shout. You can learn more about their learning toys by visiting their website!

I wanted to include a message from Shout:

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.

The opinions expressed in this post are my own. Products were sent via Growing Tree Toys for Shout.

1 comment:

  1. What great pictures of your boys! (my oh my...I haven't seen jeans with grass stains like that in a looooooong time!!) What a great mom you are for thinking up such fun games for them.


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