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- Children who spend much of their time indoors watching television and playing video games can become isolated and withdrawn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!