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Jun 17, 2015

Susan Adcox

We all know kids benefit from outdoor time, but it can be hard for parents to find the time to let kids loose in nature with a degree of supervision they're comfortable with. Susan Adcox, grandparenting expert for About.com, suggests letting the grandparents step in and provide some good outdoor activities in the company of loving grown-ups. She and Catherine discuss options like visiting every park in town, taking advantage of discounts at national parks, creating a wildlife habitat in the backyard, going geocaching, fishing together, tossing out some hula hoops and jumpropes, or even a friendly game of dodgeball. For more on what grandparents can do to get kids outside, read  "Nature Activities for Kids" and "What Grandparents Can Do About the Nature Deficit" on Susan's site and "Nature Play for Families" on Catherine's. (If you're reading this somewhere without hyperlinks, come to http://parentingroundabout.com for the full recap experience.)