Outdoor Play for Social and Emotional Skills in Children

It’s no secret that the human brain begins growing and developing at a very young age, and they learn from the simplest of experiences. This enables your children to be aware of the world around them and to consciously think and make decisions. And while this concept may be both interesting and complex at the same time, there’s no denying the fact that outdoor play helps a lot! Times when children have to wait their turns on commercial playground equipment and following the playground rules by sharing, all form components of a healthy social-emotional development. Young children develop their social-emotional skills through practice and small steps over time. As parents or caregivers, it is fairly simple to support your child’s …

Special Skills Your Child Can Master at Summer Camp

Sending your kid to summer camp makes it easy to fill their days with wholesome activities that keep them challenged. While you can bet that your kid will come back a stronger swimmer and singing their favorite campfire songs, they also will have the opportunity to master new skills that they may not have the time or resources to learn at home. As you choose the right summer program for your son or daughter, consider how their preferred activities will teach them valuable lessons they can use long after the summer is over. Practice Outdoors Survival Skills Kids spend the biggest part of their time at camp outside. They are constantly learning how to care for the environment while staying …

3 Tips On Getting Phenomenal Survival Bartering Power

Have you ever thought about the items you’ll use in a survival barter situation? I’ve always thought that it required stacks of dollar bills packed away in my bug out bag. But something changed my mind. Today I took my car into the local car repair shop. Paying $300 wasn’t my favorite thing to do, but the car works now. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate Wayne a lot. If he wasn’t nearby, then the job would surely be more expensive. But the entire experience made me think. A disaster scenario came to mind. So, what do you think would happen if disaster struck and Wayne had to evacuate? For a minute, I thought that Wayne would be in big …

How Outdoor Play Is Beneficial for Special Kids

Are you worried about your special child and fear he might lack behind other kids in learning? Special children have special needs because they are different than others. These children face problems in communication skills, social interaction, and cognitive learning due to the deficiencies they have. Despite lacking some obvious skills, they can benefit from outdoor activities up to a great extent. Apart from providing physical benefits, playing outdoors is absolutely beneficial for improving social and mental skills in special children. In this post, I will be talking about physical, mental, and social benefits, separately and respectively. Physical Benefits The most obvious benefit kids get when they step outdoors to play is an intake of Vitamin D from the sunlight. …

Success And Survival Tips From The Moab Desert – Gain Knowledge And Skills And Take Action

Bear Grylls is the star in a series of TV programs which contain survival and success tips. In one episode, he visited the Moab desert. He explained his purpose: “Thousands of tourists come here to experience the most dangerous desert in America but it is a place from which some never return. My mission – to show you the skills you need to survive here.” The Moab desert in Utah, North America is 3600 square miles of canyons, arches and sheer cliffs. Every year, over a million people visit this wilderness. Take one wrong turn and you could get lost for good. Bear was taken into the Moab by helicopter to be placed in the position of a stranded hiker. …

Understanding Prepping and Survival Tips

Prepping is a phenomenon that has become so widely spread and popular in the recent years. This has gone to an extent of the making of TV shows that focus on prepping. There are people who are extremely prepped for catastrophe that could possibly hit the world and this is something that has caught the eyes of the public. Simply defined, prepping is preparing for the uncertain future. This means that we are all technically peppers. This is because everyone is busy preparing for life. However, there are people who prepare more than others and go an extra mile. This is what makes preppers stand out from the rest of us. The prepping culture Prepping has really spiked over time. …

Survival – Procuring Water From Nothing With the Miracle Bag

Survival Skills are the secret to whether someone lives or dies! I am a private pilot and I know that survival skills are important to have. I often fly over large bodies of water and very isolated areas of land. I must always remember that I am in a piece of machinery that can have mechanical problems at any time that could possibly turn my day into a life or death situation at any moment. I grew up in the country and I learned some useful tips and understood some very important skills at a very young age. We all know what it takes to survive: Food Water Shelter But do you know how to survive if you had nothing …

Survivor or Potential Casualty

Are you a survivor or a potential casualty? A true survivor will continue no matter what the odds. He will not look at what he hasn’t got and despair, he will look at what he has got and work with it. It is this quality of life that has helped people face survival situations in the past and gave them the energy to not only survive but also to live. Knowing how to do with little will make you appreciate what you have whether it be a little or a lot. In a survival situation, whether it be a collapsed economy, stranded in the wilderness or whatever the case may be, will demand courage, determination and perhaps something more. You …

Urban Survival Skills – Preparing For the Unexpected

Survival situations can occur just about anywhere. Contrary to what most of us think, survival is not limited to getting through rough outdoor situations. You can be stranded a thousand miles from civilization in the most hostile desert, left floundering in the open sea, or simply just struggling to survive in your own attic, and the only thing that is going to help you overcome the threat to your life is having the necessary skills and the necessary tools. The last decade has seen a rapid deterioration of the global economic climate. Political, military and legal mismanagement has given rise to increasing violence and crime, and countless countries face a near-constant threat of civil war. In general, the growing disparity …

Survival Skills

Survival skills just for backpacking? Why not? For ultralight backpackers like myself, skills replace gear, and therefore weight. If you spend any time in the wilderness, it also just feels good to know you can deal with whatever comes up. Survival means staying warm and dry, hydrated, uninjured, and finding your way out of the wilderness. Of course, eating is nice too, but not crucial if the situation is just for a few days. Here are some survival skills you can learn easily. Easy Survival Skills 1. Put dried moss or milkweed fuzz in your pocket as you walk, so you’ll have dry tinder to start a fire, just in case it’s raining later. Cattail fuzz works well too, and …