Free play, or unrestricted play, allows kids the chance to be unsupervised and choose how they wish to spend their free time, be it through a game of hide-and-seek, playing house, or even reading for pleasure. Anything in which the child is self-directed and is not doing the activity for any ulterior motive (except for the sake of the activity itself) is considered free play.
Despite the well-known competitive music landscape in its home city, Judah & the Lion has quickly become a Nashville breakout act, earning fans with an uplifting acoustic sound that blends high-paced strumming and huge hooks. Potential anthems pile up on the band’s debut full-length album, Kids These Days, which just came out in September.
Jennifer Pharr Davis holds the speed record for thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail and is the founder of Blue Ridge Hiking Company in Asheville, N.C. Here she dumps out the contents of her pack for both day hikes and overnights.
If you’re planning a late summer or fall vacation, how about visiting a state park? These ecological treasures often have the same vistas, bomber bike trails, epic hikes, and other outdoor creds as their more famous NPS brethren, but without the hordes.
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