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NEWEST American Girl

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, January 11th, 2010 at 3:49 pm in Books, Contest.

Lanie, an American Girl There’s a new American Girl in town and this one’s on a mission to get girls outdoors. Lanie – who has her own series of books, an activity-filled Web site and a partnership with the National Wildlife Federation – is a curly-haired blond with a penchant for outdoor adventure. Very cute.

We’re giving away the first book in the series, “Lanie” by Jane Kurtz. And all you have to do to win it is click “comments” and tell us, what do you do to encourage your kids to play outside?

(Congrats to Cindi, by the way, who won last week’s Barney DVD!)

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5 Responses to “NEWEST American Girl”

  1. Cindi Says:

    What an adorable new American Girl! I like the Outdoor
    Adventure aspect. Actually, I don’t have to do a lot to
    make my kids play outside! Sometimes, I take them to the parks, on the bike trails, zoo, etc.
    Thanks, Cindi

  2. Noreen Says:

    The trick on school days to not go in the house. Actually that is their trick to get me to stay outside. As soon as we get home they want to play outside. I only bring them in when it is time for dinner, assuming it is not freezing outside. Weekends I just send my husband outside. Then I tell the girls ‘Daddy is outside” and off they go.

  3. Marci Says:

    My daughters love playing outside. They like riding their bikes, playing with friends and in the winter playing in the snow. Honestly I never have to encourage them to go outside, they always ask to go out.
    My 7yo daughter would enjoy reading the book.

  4. AJ Says:

    My girls always loved being outside. We moved to be two doors down from an open space and to have a yard they could play in. If the sun is out, they are generally out there too. There are several reasons we don’t let our 4 and 2 year olds watch tv – one of which is to encouraging them to go outside. (Frankly, I rarely watch it either and don’t miss it at all!) I will check out the book.

  5. Shasta Rodriguez Says:

    I think that getting kids to play outside is harder as they get older, so I have encouraged my girls by planning life with the outdoors included. We do many things such as taking walks, a yearly family camp out, each B-day & Christmas we try to include some kind of sporting toy such as jump ropes or roller blades, and we also made our backyard as adventurous as possible with a wonderful vegetable garden, trees, a swing set and a little fort we built right onto the house (we have a patio home)! I don’t think I can always assume that my girls are going to want to be outside, especially with friends, unless we parents encourage it by making it an environment that allows for it.

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