Entries by Jason

Vitamin N: Backyard Fort Building

It’s 6:48 AM on a Monday morning. As I stir eggs in a frying pan, my daughter, Nyla asks, “can we eat breakfast in the fort?” I smile and say, “sure, sweetie.” I finish up cooking, serve up on metal … Read more

Creek Tubing: Hazards & Tips

Tubing is great summer fun! But it does present some dangers, especially for younger children or anyone not experienced in navigating a river.

The greatest danger on even small creeks like the St. Vrain is a strainer. A strainer is … Read more

The Backyard Play Revolution

In The Backyard Play Revolution I share what I learned from six years of research and experimenting, corresponding to the first six years of my daughter’s life (during which time, my son came along and joined in the fun). It

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