“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”
Now more than ever, take time to simply and safely play outside.
The next few months will be different from what we’re used to but one thing is for sure: we already have everything we need to enjoy them all!
Outside Me shows you how to safely enjoy our beautiful New Brunswick outdoors as a family. Join us!
Note: The Covid-19 situation is changing rapidly and we will update our recommendations as restrictions are lifted. For any questions on the current restrictions and guidelines, please visit www2.gnb.ca
Colour from the inside out!
How many colours can you use to make this stand out? Colour and decorate your own Outside Me page. Unleash your creativity and create something so vibrant, people on the street will stop in their tracks to admire your creation hanging in your window.
Here’s Our Idea
Think of your best childhood memories and recreate them today! We are so lucky to live in Southeastern New Brunswick and we should all enjoy our beautiful outdoors as much as possible. They say the best things in life are free, and we couldn’t agree more!
Things to do
Take time to simply play outside. Go for a walk around the street and meet your neighbors, try the nearest park, rediscover your own backyard, explore new areas of town, try out the biking trails, follow the river and take in the view: everything around you is already set up to enhance your time outside and enjoy it. No need to plan days in advance or to bring anything, the simple act of going outside is enough. Create joy, wonder, memories and cherish those moments long after you return home.
Play All Seasons!
Jump ropes, rollerblades and (more) street hockey, it’s the season of heat and sunshine. Don’t forget to jump in the water to stay fresh! Many communities have pools open to everyone, and you can also go to the beach, the lake or the river.
Colors! This is the most visually stunning season, and it calls for apple picking, corn mazes, hikes in the woods and bonfires.
Enjoy the world in white! Ice skating, skiing, snowshoeing, walks around the neighborhood or in parks, sliding, making snowmen; this season is beautiful and is all about moving to keep warm.
Time to explore the trails! Jump in puddles, express yourselves with chalk art, play hopscotch on the sidewalks or even go to a field to make your own bouquet.
Spending time outdoors has many benefits. It helps reduce stress levels, boosts your energy and your immune system, enhances creativity, restores your focus and immensely contributes to the best development of children. What’s not to love?
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Discover the many benefits of unstructured play and its crucial importance in the development of our children in ”Balanced and Barefoot” by Angela Hanscom, Pediatric Occupational Therapist.