Archive for the ‘Outside’ Category

Childhood trees

So reading this article reminded me of all the times I climbed a tree when I was younger. Of course the time I remember most is when I fell out of the tree in our back yard.

Anyway, the article tonight is entitled “Climbing trees is safer than organized sports over at Treehugger. Oh to climb that tree again!

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Green Librarian

Walk this way

So tonight I’m going to continue walking this way and talk about an article that reminds me of back in the day, when I use to walk to school everyday. The article is entitled “When Did People Forget They Could Walk?” by Ilana Strauss over at Treehugger.

Why I don’t walk a lot at home, I do walk everyday on my lunch hour at work. Mostly I go to visit my friends down at my local downtown library but I also go to the city garden and get exercise while taking pictures to send to my very good friend on the other side of the world.

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Green Librarian

Pedestrians

So as someone who will sometimes harken back to my childhood day’s of playing in the woods or just outside in general, this video made me do just that. I’m also thinking that since I walk to my local library at work every day, I think I would be someone who if I saw a hopscotch game on the sidewalk, I would probably jump right in.

The article and video, entitled “Surprise Hopscotch Experiment Provides Joy for Pedestrians (video)” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. Maybe if we all got outside a bit more.

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Green Librarian

Dose of nature

Okay, this is a great article on something I truly believe in, that getting outside is a good thing. I take a walk (ironically, it’s too my local library) every day on my lunch hour at work and I truly believe it help’s keep or put me in a great mood if I’m not already.

The article is entitled “The Power of a Dose of Nature” by Florence Williams over at the Wall Street Journal but unlike most article over there, you should be able to access it without an account but, just to be safe, it’s in the Review section of last weekend’s paper (January 28-29).

It’s these types of articles that keep me dragging my kids outside on our weekends and it’s just what the doctor ordered.

See you outside!

     

Green Librarian

Good & dirty

Here is another moment where the article I’m going to write about isn’t available unless you have access to the Wall Street Journal. The article is entitled ” Get Your Children Good and Dirty” by B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta.

The upside here however, is that the essay is adapted from their new book Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child From an Oversanitized World. Me, I’ve already requested it from my local library.

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Green Librarian

Outside

Last night we cooked hotdogs and chicken on the grill, so between that and knowing that we’re headed up to the cabin this summer, this article brought back a lot of memories for me.

The article is entitled “Don’t just play, LIVE outside!” by Katherine Martinko over at Treehugger. Next weekend, we’re definitely going to grill and eat outside. I can’t wait.

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Green Librarian

Kindergarten

This article in some ways took me back to kindergarten. How we use to walk to school when I was in kindergarten, once even getting lost and being late to school. I remember the path we use to take in the woods almost like it was yesterday.

I was also just talking with my co-workers the other day how my friends and I use to stay out as late as we good after school, usually not going in until our mothers called us for dinner.

We would be outside playing what we called 500 ball, kickball, tag and any number of other games in our neighborhood. On the weekends we would play in those same woods we walked to school in.

The article is entitled “German Kindergarten Campouts Test Helicopter Parents” by Jessica Holzer at the Wall Street Journal. In a way, the education they’re talking about in the article is what we got every day after school and on weekends, we just didn’t know it.

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Green Librarian