Lovers of the classic kids’ book Winnie-the-Pooh will remember the fun game of Poohsticks, or Boat Races.
Simply select a bunch of sticks (flower petals work too), and float them across a puddle, or under a bridge. The first one with a poohstick to the other side of the puddle/bridge wins. Grab a rain jacket with some pockets and you’re good to go. Mindfulness for the outdoors at it’s best.
Numerous studies have confirmed that children have happier childhoods when they have spent much of it outdoors and in green spaces. People of all ages experience various health benefits from taking time-out in nature, both mentally and physically – so let’s find the best ways to give our kids the best start!
By Olivia Stanley
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