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Embracing Unstructured Outdoor Play


I was amazed to hear the statistic this week that, on average, North American children are only spending four to seven minutes a day outside playing. Last year, a UK report concluded that more than one in nine children had not visited a park, forest, beach, or other natural environment in more than a year. I’d like to think our numbers in New Brunswick would be a bit more encouraging, but that doesn’t mean we’re not catching up.

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Buzz Local: Toddler Friendly Playgrounds


Our top picks for toddler and preschooler friendly playgrounds in the Greater Moncton Area. http://buzzlocal.tv/share.php?id=11150&thumb=

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Greater Moncton Roadtrips – Brought To You By The Letter S


Salisbury You won’t believe what a fun day you can have just minutes from Moncton! Salisbury has several parks to explore, the jewel being Highland Park, which has brand new equipment and a natural playground…

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Splash Parks and Pads in Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe


Splish, splash, summer’s here in a flash! Keep this list of water parks and splash pads handy for those hot summer days your kids need more than the backyard sprinkler! For more on playgrounds in…

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Five Fun Road Trips from Moncton


Escaping routine for a day can be a great pick-me-up for the whole family. Here are five ideas for a quick trip! Skip the Beach in Shediac Yes, you can plan a full day outing…

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Community Build: Moncton’s Natural Playground


I never thought much about what goes into a playground until I was asked to help build one. The folks at Tangerine invited me and a few other local bloggers to take part in their…

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Playgrounds in Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview


There are dozens of great playgrounds and parks scattered all over Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe. It’s a tough job checking them all out, but my kids want us to try. Watch for updates to this…

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