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creativity, free play, hammers, iPad, kids, nature deficit disorder, outdoors, screen time, TV -

Catchy title, don't you think? Hyperbole? Catastrophizing? Perhaps a little bit... but with the rise of the popularity of technological gadgetry as "babysitters" and "teachers" it's time to be a bit inflammatory! Article after article after article states that kids are spending too much time in front of screens these days and not enough time simply playing- outdoors or indoors. This lack of free play and unscheduled time could prove to be disastrous on their ability to keep a sense of wondrous exploration alive in their hearts and minds. iPad time may also interfere with social skills, empathy and problem...

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boots, flexible sole, grip, hiking, kids, rainboots, sole, toddler, tread -

MyMayu's Toddler boots have a unique sole for a kids' outdoor boot. Have you noticed that most rain boots and outdoor shoes or boots for toddlers actually have a heel- as in a one inch heel or more! How does that make sense? I don't know about you, but high heels are treacherous for me and I have been walking for over 42 years! Why put kids in the equivalent of toddler stilettos for outdoor adventures?! Recently, we went for a family hike on wet ground and slippery rocks (another deluge in North Vancouver the previous day). I was wearing...

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