Listen to my chat with Shannon Madden about Trail Family Lifestyle and her best tips on how to add more outdoor hours to your homeschool.
We’ve also created some Outdoor Hours Trackers that you can download in this post to help you get outside more often.
Be sure to scroll all the way down for an awesome round-up from my homeschool blogging friends. We’ve gathered our best activities and resources for summer fun!
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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #80 of the Homeschool with Moxie podcast!
As a former classroom teacher, now homeschooling mom of five, I love to equip and encourage other homeschooling families.
On the Homeschool with Moxie Podcast our goal is to inspire and encourage you with actionable strategies to take you from overwhelmed to confident in your homeschool adventure. Listen to interviews with amazing influencers in the homeschool world and beyond.
Outdoor Hours Trackers
In this FREE download (which you can find in our K-8 Resource library anytime), you’ll find several different trackers for your family to use to record your outside time. Whether it’s taking a nature walk, riding bikes as a family, or playing in the backyard, use these trackers to help motivate your family to spend more time outside!
About Our Guest
The Maddens are a young family living in the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. They love spending their time outdoors doing a variety of activities. They live only a few blocks from one of the newest renovated rails-to-trails trails in the country.
Shannon and Tim both grew up in the Northeastern PA region. Their paths crossed in highschool, and they married once Tim finished college. They enjoyed hiking, fishing, and even rock climbing.
Then with several years of Tim working two jobs, Tim and Shannon both finishing grad school, and starting a small family, there was precious little time for all these outdoor activities. They still would camp or hike on occasion, but not as much as they would have liked.
Now with grad school complete, Tim only working one job, and kids who are becoming more mobile, the whole family’s free time and mobility has expanded to let them get back to one of their passions, the outdoors. Not only are they doing it, but they are doing it together! Their children are developing the same love for the outdoors.
As Tim and Shannon were making social media posts about their outdoor activities, they noticed people were interested in what a trail family is, and how to incorporate children into outdoor activities.
With trails popping up all over the country, and a need to get children back to our roots of playing outside, they believe this can be a great tool to help you accomplish those goals with your family. They hope you enjoy their tips, tricks, reviews, pictures, videos, and adventures into what a trail family is all about.
Listen to the Podcast- HWM #80: Trail Family Lifestyle
Learn from our guest, Shannon Madden, from Trail Family Blog, how you can incorporate more outdoor hours in your homeschool schedule. No matter where you live or the ages of your kids, you can start to add more outdoor homeschool activities into your plan. Here’s how.
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Resources for Outdoor Homeschool
- What is a Trail Family?
- Four first steps to becoming a trail family
- Three ways trail family life can build kids character
- Learning opportunities on the trail
- Outdoor Hours Tracker
Huge List of Summer Fun Activities
Check out this huge list of resources, activities, and ideas from my homeschool blogging friends!