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Thursday, April 9, 2015

National Park Trust Giveaway

If you have kids, you'll probably want to enter this giveaway, at least if they can play outdoors. Enter to play and take the pledge. You have through 4/23 to enter and the giveaway is open to residents of the Continental US.
Enter the National Park Trust Giveaway. Ends 4/23.

Giveaway Hosted by: Tales From A Southern Mom

Co-Hosted by: Michigan Savings and More and Ashley Tries It

Sponsored by: The National Park Trust

How often do you take your kids to the park? I know for us it is not nearly enough. It's important for kids to stay active, be in fresh air and run in open spaces.

There are many benefits to taking children to parks and allowing them to play with and around nature. Did you know these facts?
  • Kids with ADHD can focus easier and better after playing in a nature area
  • Children who play regularly in natural environments show more advanced motor fitness, including coordination, balance and agility, and they are sick less often
  • Nature helps children develop powers of observation and creativity and instills a sense of peace and being at one with the world
  • Natural environments stimulate social interaction between children
  • Play in outdoor environments stimulates all aspects of children development more readily than indoor environments
  • Early experiences with the natural world have been positively linked with the development of imagination and the sense of wonder
Are you surprised by these facts? I was. It is easy to forget that kids need to have room to roam, places to have different experiences and time to just be free of walls and noise.

The National Park Trust wants us to pledge to take our kids to the park. They have already had 37,000 people pledged on the Kids to Parks Day page to celebrate May 16 in a park. The goal is to get 500,000 sign ups. You can pledge to take your Kids to Parks Day here. Lets help them reach this goal!

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Lets get our kids to the parks, and while you are at it, take the neighbor kids, or your nieces and nephews, heck take all the kids you know and have a picnic. Lets make this 5th National Take Your Kid to the Park Day the biggest yet! Just to make sure you have a great time at the park, The National Park Trust is having a giveaway for this great Bison Prize Pack. Enter Below and Good Luck!
Disclosure: Java John Z's did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.


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