Creature Power! How Outdoor Play Helps Kids Explore and Discover Like “Wild Kratts”

For more than 10 years, Chris and Martin Kratt have invited kids on wild and fun creature adventures worldwide on Wild Kratts. But their interest in nature isn’t something they simply learned in a classroom as grown-ups — their passion for exploring animals and habitats started when they were young brothers playing outside!

Overthinking outdoor play can be easy. As a parent of four kids, I feel pressure to have the right outside toys, the perfect nature location, or the answers to my children’s (many) questions about animals and plants. But as the Kratt Brothers reminded me, young children learn by playing!

No fancy toys, national parks, or giant textbooks are needed to have fun (and even learn!) outside. LEARN MORE!