When you live in a world where summer is a very small part of the year, there is no time to lose. You must get outside.
For us, it means a slower pace (if there is such a thing) and making sure to take advantage of all the summertime culture that is freely available to us. Our absolute favourite is a farmers market.
I truly love that farmers markets offer so much to a child. I also love that our small little town’s own farmers market has a wide range of stands and most of those stands have children actively assisting in them. It is a wealth of sensory experience, even if you don’t buy anything. It’s a chance for your child to see the people that grow the food and make the items and I can’t help but feel that it brings people a little closer together.
Of course, a stop at the baking stand is a very nice way to end the day.
What are some of your favourite ways to spend time outside alone or with a child?
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I am so drawn to Farmer’s Markets but couldn’t really explain it. You put it into words beautifully.
I love this, Beth! The farmer’s market is an important part of our weekly rhythm too.
“When you live in a world where summer is a very small part of the year, there is no time to lose. You must get outside.” So true! Thanks for interesting post! My daughter is 14 months and during our summer, short summer, we spend a lot of time outside. She doesn’t walk on her own, but she is active and brave so she loves to be on playground – especially slides (climbing up), swings and teeter-totter, and just walkin on grass and sand barefoot and barepalm;). I can’t wait to show her other summer activities, like yours. Greetings from Poland!
Greetings! I love that little age when they can’t quite walk yet, but still love exploring outside.
This post resonates well to me as we have had an awful winter. We have been enjoying every minute of it. Thank you for sharing those life snaps – we love our farmer’s market too.