I am thrilled to share today's episode with you, featuring Ginny Yurich and her incredible initiative, "1000 Hours Outside." Ginny Yurich is a homeschooling mother of five and the founder of 1000 Hours Outside, a global movement designed to reclaim childhood. Alongside her husband, Josh, Ginny is a full-time creator and curator of the 1000 Hours Outside lifestyle brand, which includes a robust online store, an app, and books. She also hosts the 1000 Hours Outside weekly podcast. As a thought leader in the world of nature-based play and its benefits for children, Ginny lives with her family in the Ann Arbor area of Michigan.
Ginny is simply incredible, and the information she shares with us today is great proof of why we need to be getting our kids and ourselves outside. We talked about many interesting topics, such as
- How our technology is impacting our kids
- The many health benefits of spending time outside due to light exposure
- The benefits of self-structured play versus structured play
- How to get outside when the weather isn’t great
- SO much more
I'm sure many of you have heard of Ginny; she has been sharing her story and the benefits of outside play for over 10 years. I have been following her and have participated in this challenge with my own kids, and it was incredible. I am truly honored to have her on our show and am so inspired after speaking to her, moving forward and making some changes in our family. She is a wealth of knowledge and shared so many great book titles with us, see below.
Her new book is called "Until the Street Lights Come On," make sure to check it out! Her podcast, "1000 Hours Outside," is incredible, so make sure to check that out as well.
1000 Hours outside Instagram
Buy Until the Street Lights Come On
BOOKS WE DISCUSSED:
Reset Your Childs Brain
Balanced and Barefoot
Free to Learn