Dr. Sarah Tip #3:
Since so much time is spent outdoors over the summer, it is a great time to learn about the environment and the importance of preserving our natural resources. You can do this in fun ways with your kids through lifestyle choices! One suggestion, instead of shopping at the grocery store, research when the local farmers markets are servicing your area, and make it a new weekly routine to buy your organic fruits and vegetables at one near by. While there, ask questions so your kids see the modeled behavior: "where is your farm? Are these organic? Do you know about Regenerative Organic Practices?" Your kids might notice their favorite fruit or veggie isn't available because it's out of season, they might also notice a whole lot of new things they don't recognize... this is a great opportunity to grow their mindset! Have your kids choose NEW FRUIT & VEGGIE selections then GIVE THEM the task of researching a recipe to make something NEW for the family!
*For a great Cook Book be sure to check out the AddyPres Nutrition ToolBox, a guide and journey to find a healthy FOOD LIFESTYLE that works for families & sustains the bounty of the land it came from!
Dr. Sarah Tip #4:
Plan an outdoor movie night.... FOR YOUR FRIENDS or YOUR COMMUNITY! Summer time is a great time to inspire civic leadership in YOU & YOUR KIDS! Civic leadership is so important for our communities to stay connected and build a better world. Help your children plan a simple, outdoor movie night that connects their family and friends! Help them gather and set up any supplies they'll need and invite friends and family.
Make the opportunity even more impactful by planning a community movie night! Help your kids reach out to their educators, local business' and city officials to bring the resources they'll need for a park or outdoor area movie night: a projector, screen, film, live music, food, etc... You can reach out to an organization that does work for the environment, education or other services (like AddyPres Foundation!!) and use the experience to connect your community and raise dollars for a cause your family believes in. Remember, the point of the event should be to include ALL of your community and your movie selection can message something of goodwill! You can reach out to AddyPres on our For Community Page to help you with this kind of civic leadership opportunity!