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By Amber Veverka Our kids spend more time indoors, and in front of screens, than we did as children, and most of us realize instinctively that something has been lost in this transition to an indoor childhood. Even when kids are outdoors, it’s often for organized activities, such as team sports. The time many of […]

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  Children love to wander the yards and woods this time of year, seeking signs of spring. And how much more fun is it when you can find safe spring treats growing wild? Violets are blooming right now through the Charlotte region, and you can turn their shy purple petals into brilliant syrup and rosy […]

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By Amber Veverka School’s out and at last kids and families have daylight hours together to enjoy the outdoors. Here are seven ideas for ways to enjoy the natural world during the winter break. The weather may be brisk at times, but in the South, that’s not bad: It means no bugs, no poison ivy, […]

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By Amber Veverka      School will be out soon and that’s a great time to get outside with kids and gather materials for a few crafts using items from nature. Here are 5 ideas:      1. Pressed-leaf coasters. Gather a few thin leaves. Try fern fronds or English ivy leaves. You also can try blossoms of winter-blooming pansies. Press the […]

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