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We're Going on a Bug Hunt!

By Becky Will

One thing I noticed early on in my parenting journey is that the more I was outside with my kid, engaged in screen-free, hands-on learning, the more regulated & happy we both were and the LESS I had to clean up my house!

I consider outside play a WIN-WIN and it continues to be a constant theme in my parenting to this day.

When my eye-ball starts twitching because of being overstimulated, I know I need to grab the coats because we need to get outside ASAP!

I realized the first summer with my kid as an itty bitty toddler just how beneficial being outside was not just for my kid, but how much I needed fresh air, grass, sun, snow, puddles, mud, birds chirping & bugs! There is just so much to explore and learn right in your backyard.

It’s free, traveling isn’t necessary and you can go down so many rabbit holes of exploration.

Here in Massachusetts, we are on the cusp of spring and those 40+ degree days are happening more and more. We’ve had a few of those glorious days in March and when we do, we put on our big boots and get out there to explore!

New to exploring the outdoors with your kiddo?

Our eldest has been enrolled in a nature school for 3 years and our family is a BIG fan of Bogs, Columbia rain gear, and Tuffo Mud Suits! All of these can also be found on local parenting yard sale Facebook groups and sometimes you can find really great discounts!

So enough about gear, some of my family’s favorite spring mud season activities have included: