Giveaway – Super Magnifier – The Importance of Nature Play

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Why is nature-play important for children?

According to Richard Louv, author of Last Child In the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, “Kids who have direct access to nature are better learners.” Involvement in nature has also shown to reduce stress and increase attention spans. Louv credits the positive affects of nature to heightened sensory activity (hearing, seeing, smelling, and touching) that occurs when people get involved in the natural environment.

Children are spending less and less time outdoors and it is affecting not only their health, but the way that they think.  But there are simple and fun ways you can reverse that trend for your child.  And they are right in your own backyard.

Backyard Safari Outfitters suggests these ways to “Get In The Field!”  Don’t they sound fun?

  • Chase a Storm
  • Watch the Birds
  • Comb the Beach
  • Trek Through Nature
  • Wrangle a Bug

To read more, and find out how you can use toys to enrich your child’s nature-play, go to Backyard Safari Outfitters!

Backyard Safari Outfitters sent us a Super Wide-View Mega Magnifier.  Rosie goes to a nature based pre-school and we are going to donate it to her school.  The kids will have a blast with this!  Watch this video – it looks so fun!


A lucky reader will win a Super Wide View Mega Magnifier from Backyard Safari Outfitters!

Main entry

1. Go to the Backyard Safari Outfitters, “Out In The Field” guide and tell me another way to get outside and play besides the ones I listed above.

Additional entries

2.  Tell me another item of Field Gear that Backyard Safari Outfitters offers that you would like to have.

3.  Follow Kelly’s Lucky You with Google Friend Connect.

4. Blog about this giveaway and leave the link to your post in the comments.

5. Follow Kelly’s Lucky You on twitter.

6. Tweet this giveaway (RT 1x per day).

7. Become a fan of Kelly’s Lucky You on Facebook.

8.  Add a Kelly’s Lucky You button to your blog’s sidebar.

9.  Add this giveaway to any giveaway linky (unlimited entries).  You can use this list!

Leave one comment for each entry. Contest ends October 21st at midnight EST. One winner will be chosen by random.org and notified by email to the email address provided in the winning comment. The winner must respond within 48 hours of the notification email, or another winner will be chosen. See my Giveaway Rules page for further information.  Sorry, US residents only.

Disclosure: I was given a Super Wide-View Mega Magnifier for review purposes.


Comments

  1. 1
    Linda Kish says:

    Dig up bones.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  2. 2
    Linda Kish says:

    I am a GFC follower

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  3. 3
    Linda Kish says:

    I like the dual power flash light

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  4. 4

    create a butterfly zoo! -Liz I.
    chlives at hotmail dot com

  5. 5

    I follow via GFC
    Liz I.
    chlives at hotmail dot com

  6. 6

    my boys would love the Backyard Safari Outfitters Bug Vacuum Bug Habitat Combo! -Liz I.
    chlives at hotmail dot com

  7. 7

    I like you on FB! (Elizabeth ‘Judy’ Ives)

  8. 8
    Alicia C. says:

    “Track an Animal”
    This is something I used to do as a kid (though I never did end up finding the animals I was tracking!) My kids love doing the same.

    ohmiss14(at)yahoo.com

  9. 9
    Alicia C. says:

    I’d have loved the Essential Field Gear MagnaBucket when I was a kid… well, I would love one NOW, too!

    ohmiss14(at)yahoo.com

  10. 10
    Alicia C. says:

    I’m a GFC follower (alicia715)

    ohmiss14(at)yahoo.com

  11. 11

    Collect Every Rock.

  12. 12

    Following via GFC: Jenn S

  13. 13
    Jennifer M says:

    Catch a Crawfish

  14. 14
    Jennifer M says:

    Public Google Friends follower as jennem.

  15. 15
    Jennifer M says:

    Twitter follower as jennem1.
    http://twitter.com/jennem1

  16. 16
    Vicki Wurgler says:

    collect every rock – the kids do that now!

  17. 17

    “create a butterfly zoo”

  18. 18

    I love the Backyard Safari Outfitters Firefly Attractor

  19. 19

    You could collect rocks.

  20. 20

    I would like to have the campfire glow lantern.

  21. 21

    gfc follower

  22. 22

    Dig up bones is another way to play outside
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

  23. 23

    I’d like the Field Binoculars
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

  24. 24

    GFC follower
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

  25. 25

    I like you on FB
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

  26. 26
    Cathy Wallace says:

    Collect Every Rock.

  27. 27
    Cathy Wallace says:

    Safari Outfitters Bug Vacuum Bug Habitat Combo!

  28. 28
    Cathy Wallace says:

    Follow Kelly’s Lucky You with Google Friend Connect.

  29. 29
    Cathy Wallace says:

    Follow Kelly’s Lucky You on twitter.@cjwallace43

  30. 30
    Cathy Wallace says:

    I’m a fan of Kelly’s Lucky You on Facebook.

  31. 31
    Monique Rizzo says:

    The Dual Power flash light is neat.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

  32. 32

    Something my kids and husband loves to do…TRACK AN ANIMAL!

    thanks much!

  33. 33

    Public GF follower!

    thanks!

  34. 34

    following you on FAcebook!
    @2sic2mooov

    thanks!

  35. 35

    LIKE you on Facebook!
    eileen R.

    thanks!

  36. 36

    My little grandson would love the Campfire glo lantern and my daughter would love the bug vac! (but it would have to stay in the porch…LOL!)

    thanks!

  37. 37
    jeannine m says:

    I love the Collect every rock idea

  38. 38
    jeannine m says:

    I would love to get the periscope

  39. 39
    jeannine m says:

    follow you via google (mellanhead74)

  40. 40
    Jennifer H says:

    the dual power flash light

  41. 41

    Catch a crawfish.

  42. 42

    We would love the bug vacuum.

  43. 43

    Follow via GFC – Chip

  44. 44

    Follow Kelly’s Lucky You on twitter. @chipdip2010

  45. 45

    I’m a fan of Kelly’s Lucky You on Facebook.

  46. 46

    One way is to collect every rock. I loved collecting rocks when I was young.

    purehrt555(at)Yahoo(DoT)com

  47. 47

    Create a butterfly zoo!
    amoeidson@yahoo.com

  48. 48

    The firefly attractor would be awesome to have in the summer!
    amoeidson@yahoo.com

  49. 49

    I follow you on GFC

  50. 50

    I am your fan on Facebook

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  52. 52

    Another way to get outside and play that you didn’t mention is to “Dig Up Bones”. Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

  53. 53

    I’d also love to have the Backyard Safari Outfitters Dual Power Flash Light. codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

  54. 54

    I follow you via Google Friend Connect / Blogger codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

  55. 55

    I follow you on twitter. un:codisweepstakes codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

  56. 56

    I tweeted about your giveaway: http://twitter.com/codisweepstakes/status/27981148028 codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

  57. 57

    I’m a fan of you via Facebook. un:codipayne codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

  58. 58

    Another way to get the kids outside playing is to Radio a Message.

  59. 59

    I like the Campfire Glow Lantern.

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  61. 61

    I follow you on Twitter (mail4rosey).

  62. 62

    I follow on GFC (mail4rosey).

  63. 63

    collect a rock
    tcogbill at live dot com

  64. 64

    my son would love the zoo callers
    tcogbill at live dot com

  65. 65

    i follow gfc
    tcogbill at live dot com

  66. 66

    Creating a Butterfly Zoo would be fun!

  67. 67

    I also like the Backyard Safari Outfitters Firefly Attractor

  68. 68

    I’m a GFC follower.

  69. 69

    gaze at stars

  70. 70

    I also like the Backyard Safari Outfitters Campfire Glow Lantern

  71. 71

    I follow on gfc

  72. 72

    I subscribe to your emails

  73. 73

    I follow you on twitter CarrieAn13

  74. 74
    Melissa B. says:

    Catch a crawfish.

  75. 75

    You can get out and collect rocks

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  76. 76

    Their Beverly Hills Puppy Club Shih Tzu Litter looks like fun for kids

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  77. 77

    follow google friend

    ardy22
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  78. 78

    follow you twitter

    ardy22
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  79. 79

    liked you fb

    rich hicks

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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    have button

    http://ardy22.blogspot.com

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  81. 81
    Geri Nyland says:

    Hunt a reptile.

  82. 82
    Geri Nyland says:

    I follow your blog – Homemaker
    sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

  83. 83
    Geri Nyland says:

    I follow you on Twitter – EbayMommy

  84. 84
    Geri Nyland says:

    I would like to have the Backyard Safari Outfitters Campfire Glow Lantern for my son. We love to go camping and he would enjoy this.

  85. 85
    Geri Nyland says:

    I liked Kelly’s Lucky You on Facebook – Geri N.

  86. 86

    another great product is the Backyard Safari Outfitters Bug Wrangler’s Extreme Suction Bug Vacuum

  87. 87

    another activity is “Send A Secret Message”

  88. 88

    Google Friends Connect – following your blog publicly as Louis

  89. 89

    following you on twitter @left_the_stars

  90. 90
  91. 91

    I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

  92. 92

    comb the beach

  93. 93

    follow you on twitter 9ziggy

  94. 94

    You could go out & try to dig up bones!

  95. 95

    The Backyard Safari Outfitters Field Binoculars is neat too!

  96. 96

    I follow your blog

  97. 97
    Michelle H. says:

    Radio a message is one.

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