Today is National Public Lands Day. So if you’re not already playing in a park, hiking in the mountains or helping clean up our green spaces then think about participating. Across the country kids, parents and neighbors are working to improve our parks, beaches and forests. Even if you only have half an hour, or while you’re watching the kids play, pull a few weeds or pick up a bit of trash. It all adds up and what a great lesson to teach your kids – to take part in taking care of the planet. If you’re looking for a site to volunteer you can click on the link here.
It’s also the WorldWide Day of Play! Head down to the Elipse on the National Mall and join Nickelodeon for a day of play. You can try yoga or zumba, throw a ball with the NFL, play tennis, dance and even hula hoop! Tons of activities to encourage play in today’s culture.