April Editor's Letter
It’s April, and our thoughts turn to all things green. Nature is waking up from its winter nap (so are my allergies!), and we celebrate both Earth Day and Arbor Day in April. Funny story: MANY years ago when I was a child, a local park was giving away free tree saplings for Earth Day. My dad asked my mom to go and pick him up a few. Poor Mom got us ready and into the car (I think at the time there were three or four of us kids) and drove to the park for the free trees. When we arrived, the line was super long and they were about to run out of the free trees. Mom packed us back into the car, we went home and when we got there, she had us collect sticks. We put them in baggies with soil and gave my dad his “free trees.” We had to come clean before he actually planted them! Although KC Parent isn’t giving away free trees for Earth Day, we do have articles that contain terrific ideas to help the entire family “go green.”
We also are inching closer and closer to my most favorite time of the year, summer! While the lazy days of summer are lovely, I know that kids get bored and will be looking for something to do. Be sure to check out our summer camp guide both here in print and at KCParent.com. You’ll find tons of options to keep kids busy for a week or for an entire summer. As temps continue to trend upward, it’s time to get out and play! Kite flying is a favorite springtime pastime, and we’ve got tons of great ideas for kite fun in KC.
Enjoy all things green this month, KC!