Friday, October 30, 2015

Connecting With The Outdoors: Scout & The Gumboot Kids {Giveaway}

Rainy season is upon us!  Are you looking for a way for your kids to connect with nature in a way that isn't so....wet?  Or maybe you would like some creative exploration ideas for your kids when they do go outside?  Being out in nature is a priority to our family; we love the fresh air, family time, and the learning that happens.   How about following along on an adventure with Scout in the great outdoors?



Scout & The Gumboot Kids is a series of 4 minute episodes created by a local wife-and-husband team from Vancouver, Tara Hungerford and Eric Hogan.  It's themes are connectivity and mindfulness in regards to nature and curiousity which were developed by a leading expert in mindfulness and youth, Molly Lawlor.

The show airs Monday to Friday at 9:55 am on Kids' CBC.  I watched the first episode which you can see below; it's all about bees and their roles in nature.


I personally like the use of songs and repetition in the show--it's one of my favourite ways to teach preschoolers!


Would you like the chance to win a Scout & The Gumboot Kids prize pack? It includes a "Scout & the Gumboot Kids" tote bag, a "Take Me Outside" CD by Jessie Farrell, a magnifying glass, and a Field Notebook and pencil!


Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win and don't forget to check out Scout & The Gumboot Kids Monday to Friday at 9:55am!


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Love,
Louise

17 comments:

  1. We don't.hahaha. No, we have gone hiking before even if it was raining. It actually was one of our best days, when we went to Lighthouse Park in Vancouver.

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    1. I need to go back to Lighthouse Park!! Love it there.

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  2. Just bought a new umbrella so I can! We do a paper route three days a week so it is a must to go outside! I love that cute little show!

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    1. Good job with the paper route, I want my kids to have one too :)

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  3. Anonymous8:34 AM

    Bailey Dexter On rainy days we put on the rubber boots & jackets and pack a snack for our walks!

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    1. My kids love being outside in the rain and I love seeing them walk around in their rainsuits and gumboots!

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  4. We connect with Nature on Rainy days by jumping in puddles. :) Always so much fun!

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  5. Anonymous9:18 AM

    I LOVE the rain! Grew up in Vancouver and I miss those drizzy days. We have rainy days here and there where we live now. I invested in some gear for all of us...Hunters, MEC Newt Suits and we get out there every chance we can. Puddle jumping in a favorite.
    Kristina

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  6. We wear our raincoats and rubber boots and go for walks in the woods. So nice with the sounds of the rain on the trees. :)

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  7. This would be a great resource for a classroom to use too!

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  8. if it's raining (but not too cold) we try to get out for a puddle jump. 10-15 minutes, and we're happyily soaked.

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  9. Anonymous6:38 PM

    Repetitive sings are gold stars for learning ! The girls hang on to fun little diddys
    Trish d

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  10. Tamara7:16 PM

    We look out the window at our back garden and talk about how the trees and bushes are getting a good drink!

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  11. We go splash in the puddles!

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  12. We go out and look at flowers and leaves that are wet. Nature hikes are the best in the rain!

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  13. On the few rainy days that we do have the kids get their splash pants and boots on and go worm hunting in the backyard. It also makes the trampoline more fun! We have more snow days than rain days so snow days consist of making snow forts and then coming in for hot chocolate once we're frozen!

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  14. We like to watch National Geography shows about nature.

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