Today I have enjoyed being outdoors with my children as cold as it was. For my older daughter, I know that most days she spends at least a half an hour outside each day, either playing or during PE. But for both of my children, I need to make a greater effort to make sure that they spend at least an hour outside each day. I very much agree with the National Wildlife Federation (among many other organizations, educators and researchers) that spending time outside is invaluable for every child (and adult for that matter). It helps us to concentrate, connects us with ourselves and, research has shown, makes us more emotionally resilient. What a bonus for something that it fun, too. If you're interested, check out www. greenhour.org for more information about the National Wildlife Federation's Green Hour campaign.