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Get Outdoors, Get Fit and Have Family Fun!

By now you know how much we at Kolcraft believe in protecting and enjoying nature. We were very excited when we saw that President Obama declared September to be National Wilderness Month.  When your child is outside playing it helps strengthen their mind, body and spirit.

Studies have shown:

  • Children who spend much of their time indoors watching television and playing video games can become isolated and withdrawn
  • Free play teaches kids to share, cooperate and resolve problems
  • Nature offers opportunities to decompress, reduce stress and improve relationships, helping kids feel lighter and happier

Organizations like the National Wildlife Federation have been helping children and families live healthier lives through through the myriad of programs they offer. Kolcraft is behind the NWF’s mission and we think it’s so appropriate that during this National Wilderness Month we are partnering with them to celebrate Hike and Seek. In a nutshell, Hike and Seek is a FABULOUS opportunity to get outside with your family and enjoy Mother Nature via a scavenger hunt while learning about animals and nature! And if that isn’t exciting enough Hike and Seek provides the opportunity to win great Jeep products from strollers to pet carriers and more!

If you don’t live in Chicago, Seattle or Washington DC where Hike & Seek will take place, that’s ok. You can still win great prizes and learn about healthy living at our Twitter Party on September 30, 2010 from 11-12 CST. You can follow us on Twitter and the conversation by using #HikeandSeek! See you there!

Posted September 22, 2010

by MichelleH


14 Responses

  1. Jenny P. says:

    What a Super idea!! I hope to see this come to Ca soon!

  2. Becky Horn says:

    I love to go outdoors with my kids and do things together, It is easy to get them to do more stuff if the parents are involved.

  3. Tara says:

    What a great idea!

  4. Laura says:

    That is a great idea, I needf to look into it. We are planning on going Geocaching real soon!!! Always good family fun!

  5. jenn says:

    I *so* wish we were in one of those areas. The kids would dig it! It’s finally cooling off a little bit down here so we are spending more time outside but too often we are inside much of the time!

  6. CardioBunny says:

    Hike and Seek sounds like so much fun! We limit the amount of tv time that our kids get and encourage outdoor and hands on learning activities instead.

  7. admin says:

    That’s great that you encourage your kids to be outside! Applaud, applaud! If you are on Twitter, please join our Hike & Seek Twitter party on Sept. 30th from 11-12 CST

  8. admin says:

    Make sure you subscribe to the NWF website so you will know when events come to your area. Also if you are free, join our Twitter party for Hike & Seek on September 30th!

  9. admin says:

    How fun Laura! Let us know how your Geocaching adventure turns out!

  10. admin says:

    Thanks Tara. Hope you can join us for our Twitter party for Hike & Seek too!

  11. admin says:

    We couldn’t agree more Becky!

  12. admin says:

    I’m sure there will be a CA event soon!
    Thanks for being a Kolcraft fan

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