Spending time outdoors in the summer cultivates a whole new set of adventures that we just don't get from our other seasons; those are preoccupied by the school calendar, alarm clocks, and busy schedules. From family vacations to camp outs, summer is when fireflies get captured, watermelons get eaten, lawns get trampled on with bare feet, and tree houses get built -- even imaginary ones.
The summer presents us with additional hours to enjoy without the worry of alarms sounding off in the morning, and experience the outdoors under a different kind of light... moon light.
Nature takes on a whole new face in the evening. Here are some activities that will evoke creativity of your own this summer:
How do you play outdoors during your summer nights? Let us know!
Anytime is a good time for reading, but summertime -- when days are longer and the list of places to be is shorter -- is an especially good time. Books about summer, swimming and the beach make good summer reads for younger kids, book series make goo... read more
He might call them fireflies. He might call them lightning bugs, though in truth he says it more like "lightin' bugs." He might have run around filling a jar with them just last evening. He might have never, ever seen a real one. But no matter, all k... read more