Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I'm an Author in the National Wildlife Federation's #BeOutThere eBook!

This is a compensated campaign. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Are you running out of ideas to keep your kids active during summer break? Now you can tips from experts and other mom bloggers like myself in the National Wildlife Federation's Be Out There eBook!

In my section, I discussed ideas for summer nighttime activities with your kids. Here is a snippet of what I wrote about:

One of our eight year old’s favorite activities is star gazing. We head out onto our deck with his telescope and my iPad to sit down and wait for the stars to appear. A child’s telescope might not be super strong, but they still like looking at the moon and stars through it. The perfect accompaniment to this is using a constellation app on your mobile device. For 99 cents I downloaded the Night Sky app onto my iPad and it was money very well spent. We just hold it up to the sky and the app will show us which stars and planets we are looking at as well as outlining the constellations. If you start your star gazing around twilight, only a few stars may be visible. Those are the brightest ones. For us, the only star we could see initially was Vega (thank you app for telling us the name!). As the sky darkened, more stars seemed to pop up. My son was really excited every time he spotted a new star. Ultimately, watching the stars and learning about them proved to be a great activity not only for the kids, but us parents as well.

To read about more fun ideas from myself and the other eBook contributors, you can scroll through the eBook below or click on this link:

Please use a moment to take the Be Out There Pledge to spend more time outside the rest of the summer (and year round really)!

1 comment:

  1. Woot! Congrats, Marianna! Too cool to be featured in an eBook.


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