By Katy Anderson - 09/11/2020 - 7 minute read
Just because a kid gets hurt doesn't mean their parents were neglectful. Let's stop asking, "Where were the parents?" as a way to blame others.
By Stacy Tornio - 09/10/2020 - 5 minute read
When you grow microgreens, you can get results in just a couple of weeks! Learn why this is the perfect gardening project for kids.
By Stacy Tornio - 08/26/2020 - 4 minute read
Montana gives his best tips on how to take care of chickens with things he earned while raising his own flock in the Pacific Northwest.
By Stacy Tornio - 07/09/2020 - 6 minute read
This DIY fairy garden is easy for kids to do on their own. You just need a birdbath, plants, and DIY fairy furniture you make out of sticks.
By Erica Higgs - 07/02/2020 - 5 minute read
Abby has been hiking since 18 months, and she'll soon hit 500 miles. See how this hiking challenge has brought her confidence and independence.
By Jill Staake - 06/30/2020 - 28 minute read
Once upon a time, backyard games for kids were everywhere. Kids roamed their neighborhoods throughout the day and joined up to play all sorts of …
By Let Grow Staff - 06/19/2020 - 1 minute read
This summer printable kit has lots of ideas for keeping kids busy and entertained...on their own. It comes with games, a challenge page, and more.
By Jill Staake - 06/05/2020 - 8 minute read
If you and your family love the great outdoors, or if you're looking for ways to get your kids interested in the flora and fauna …
By Stacy Tornio - 05/29/2020 - 8 minute read
Gardening is good for the soul. Going outside and digging in the dirt has the potential to benefit you in so many ways, including helping …
By Amy Lynn - 05/12/2020 - 10 minute read
The Milwaukee River runs through this mom's backyard. Read about what she's learned by allowing her 6-year-old daughter to play outside alone.
By Liz Russell - 04/10/2020 - 7 minute read
I've been spending a lot of time at home lately, and it’s made me acutely aware of all the things living in this space with …
By Stacy Tornio - 04/03/2020 - 9 minute read
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” This famous quote by Audrey Hepburn is resonating with people around the world right now. While …
By Rachael Liska - 04/02/2020 - 12 minute read
The overly scheduled, busy family was the norm for so many of us. But maybe this an opportunity to make important changes.
By Amber Roshay - 04/01/2020 - 8 minute read
If you need one more reason to get your kids outside to play, soil microbes may be the extra nudge you need. Hidden inside the …
By Stacy Tornio - 03/30/2020 - 3 minute read
When Ryan Hickman was 3 years old, his dad took him to the local recycling center. They live in California, which offers incentives for turning …
By Katy Anderson - 03/17/2020 - 6 minute read
Social distancing is important right now, but it can leave many with feelings of anxiety and depression. One way to help is by going outside.
By Stacy Tornio - 03/06/2020 - 4 minute read
Amber Share is the artist behind this national parks art, featuring real one-star user reviews. Take a look at how Subpar Parks started.
By Lizzie Heiselt - 02/03/2020 - 9 minute read
Community building doesn't have to be overly involved or complicated. Yet, it's so powerful in creating a strong neighborhood and independent kids.
By Kate Sundquist - 01/02/2020 - 10 minute read
This is probably a phrase you say on a regular basis without even realizing it, but it doesn't support raising confident kids. Are you guilty?
By Holly Korbey - 12/29/2019 - 7 minute read
Learn about LiiNK, the school recess program that is reshaping the way some schools view recess and unstructured play for the better.
By Liz Russell - 12/23/2019 - 8 minute read
As adults who were formerly children, we know the magic of childhood lies in its minimal responsibilities and abundance of free time. No doubt our …
By Kate Sundquist - 12/19/2019 - 10 minute read
When you learn to dress for the weather, you can go outside any time of the year. Learn how this mom has been going outside every day for 3+ years!
By Tim Bedley - 01/25/2019 - 13 minute read
I'm an elementary school teacher in Southern California. For 25 years, I have to admit that I was staunchly pro-homework, until one day I had …
By Let Grow Staff - 05/11/2018 - 6 minute read
Youth soccer is one of the biggest activities in America, and yet in recent years, participation numbers have been dropping. The New York Times notes …