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Help Children Learn How to Love Outdoor Activities

Posted Jul 27 2009 11:39pm

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Summer is such a great time to get out and play, but also to learn about new activities. Kids can take a long time to find out if they like the variety of sports and activities available to them unless you help them jump in and risk trying something new and challenging.

The above two activities were just a few that kids could try for free at our local Rhythm on the River Festival this year. Rock or wall climbing from Avid4Adventure and kayaking aren’t activities all children will be able to try if parents don’t have the equipment, time or ability and interest to do it with them or for themselves. But here they can try it out and see if their interest flickers enough to seek it out later in life. Check your local events listings throughout the year to find out where you can take your children and share experiences that could truly change their lives.

Some families and neighborhoods buy their own climbing walls! Here’s one for the smallest of children to practice on.

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