100 episodes

Life with kids is messy, why not get outside and have fun! Learn how to start small, find your crew, get the right gear, and spend more time outside with your kids. Podcast hosted by Jennifer Kolbuc and Kate Le Souef, recording from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Get Outside With Kids Jennifer Kolbuc and Kate Le Souef

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Life with kids is messy, why not get outside and have fun! Learn how to start small, find your crew, get the right gear, and spend more time outside with your kids. Podcast hosted by Jennifer Kolbuc and Kate Le Souef, recording from Vancouver, BC, Canada

    It only gets better from here, with special guests Sue and Peter Le Souef

    It only gets better from here, with special guests Sue and Peter Le Souef

    To celebrate episode 100, we are thrilled to have Kate’s parents Sue and Peter Le Souef back on the podcast! We are talking about what the future holds, and how we can continue to get outside with our kids as they get older.
    And from everything we heard, there’s so much to look forward to. 
    We have loved bringing our podcast to you for the last 100 episodes! We will be hitting pause on the podcast for a while, but we are so grateful to all our guests and all our listeners. Thank you for being here!
    My parents’ first episode on the podcast:
    Exploring with kids in the ‘80s, from the Aussie outback to the Canadian prairies to the Kenyan savannah, with Sue and Peter Le Souef 
    If this podcast means something to you, would you let us know? Find us over on Instagram and tell us what you thought of this episode: @getoutsidewithkids

    • 34 min
    A huge announcement about our podcast

    A huge announcement about our podcast

    Tonight we share a major announcement that we’ve been pondering for a little while about the future of our podcast.
    We reflect on all that we’ve learned in the last 99 episodes, and look back on amazing messages that we have received from our listeners that make us feel all teary and emotional. We also share what the future holds for us, our lives, and our podcast. 
    If this podcast means something to you, would you let us know? Find us over on Instagram and tell us what you thought of this episode: @getoutsidewithkids

    • 22 min
    Celebrating our favourite guests, stories, and fails!

    Celebrating our favourite guests, stories, and fails!

    As we approach our 100th episode, we reflect on the top 10 episodes (OK it’s actually 11, but who’s counting) from our show. We share the guests that we think about the most, and the stories that have really stuck with us. So many laughs, so many stories, so many fails!
    Episodes we mentioned in this episode: 
    Ep: 75: Trekking to Everest base camp with 4 year old twins, with Tyson and Shannon from Restless Crusade
    Ep 53: How our obsession with kids’ sport has become serious business, with Linda Flanagan, author of Take Back the Game 
    Ep 45: Why movement and outdoor play are essential to your kid’s development, with Angela Hanscom, pediatric occupational therapist
    Ep 64: How to achieve a huge hiking goal with kids and prioritize your family’s time together, with Stu and Dev from Next Family Adventures 
    Ep 46: Getting outside in an inaccessible world, with Laura Van Doormaal, conservation professional and disability advocate
    Ep 69: The episode that made us laugh and cry, with special guest Jennifer Kolbuc 
    Ep 70: From down under to a mountain top: moving to Canada and starting this podcast, with special guest Kate Le Souef 
    Ep 96: Why we disagree with this popular parenting expert 
    Ep 22: Live for the weekdays - our hack for avoiding weekend crowds
    Ep 41: Exploring with kids in the ‘80s, with Sue and Peter Le Souef
    Ep 42: Our most epic fails: fall 2022 edition
    Follow us on Instagram and send us a DM to let us know what you thought of this episode: @getoutsidewithkids
    Check out our website for our favourite gear to get outside

    • 24 min
    Why we disagree with this popular parenting expert

    Why we disagree with this popular parenting expert

    Could this be our most controversial episode yet?! Perhaps!
    We recently saw a post by a very popular parenting expert about indoor vs. outdoor play that caused such a strong reaction from us both, we knew we wanted to talk about the topic here on the podcast.
    We love @busytoddler, and her tips for entertaining little kids were such a lifeline for us during early COVID days (rice bin anyone?). But a recent post that Susie shared about indoor vs. outdoor play really got us thinking about and reflecting on outdoor play and the role it plays in our lives. This week we share our thoughts!
    Other episodes we mentioned in this episode: 
    Ep 7: Remove the walls, with Jane Pilskalnietis, outdoor play specialist
    Ep 45: Why movement and outdoor play are essential to your kid’s development, with Angela Hanscom, pediatric occupational therapist
    Ep 52: Why getting outside is good for your health, with Dr. Melissa Lem, family physician and director of Canada’s national nature prescription program 
    Ep 66: Outdoor play (with the correct shoes) is crucial for your kid’s growing body, with Maegan Mak, paediatric physiotherapist at Playworks Physio 
    Follow us on Instagram and send us a DM to let us know what you thought of this episode: @getoutsidewithkids
    Check out our website for our favourite gear to get outside

    • 21 min
    Raising outdoor kids, with our favourite storyteller Pete Clarkson, former Park Warden and marine debris artist

    Raising outdoor kids, with our favourite storyteller Pete Clarkson, former Park Warden and marine debris artist

    He’s baaack! Fan favourite Pete Clarkson is back on the podcast to tell us even more stories about raising outdoor kids around mountains, beaches, grizzlies, waves, guns, helicopters, and wildlife!
    You’ll love Pete’s energy and his perspective on parenting, and his stories will have you laughing along with us.
    Tune in to hear:
    How to beachcomb with your kid and encourage their creative side
    Pete’s approach to risk (and we're talking real risks like grizzlies, guns, and helicopters) in the outdoors with kids
    The hilarious escapades that Pete’s family got up to living in the mountains in Jasper
    Pete’s legacy to water safety in the Tofino area (CoastSmart website)
    Don't miss Pete's first episode with us! 
    Ep 39  “Raising beachcombing kids in a small town, with Pete Clarkson, marine debris artist and former Parks Canada Park Warden”
    Follow us on Instagram and send us a DM to let us know what you thought of this episode: @getoutsidewithkids
    Check out our website for our favourite gear to get outside

    • 37 min
    How to get outside in cold and flu season

    How to get outside in cold and flu season

    Here in the northern hemisphere, cold and flu season is in full swing. The combination of cranky, tired, sick kids and cranky, tired parents (who might also be sick!) who have all spent too much time indoors can be nasty. 
    Today we share our best ideas for getting outside when your kids are sick, when a family member is sick, or when you yourself are sick. Because we all know a little bit of fresh air will probably do us all a world of good!
    Tune in to hear:
    The lowest energy options to get outside when your kid is sick
    How to adapt your outdoor activities depending on how sick your kid is
    What to do when you are sick yourself but you’re in charge of caring for the kids, and you all desperately need a change of scenery
    Follow us on Instagram and send us a DM to let us know what you thought of this episode: @getoutsidewithkids
    Check out our website for our favourite gear to get outside

    • 18 min

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Getting outside with your kids has SO many benfits. I like how Kate and Jennifer are taking on this project and encouraging more families to have purposeful time outdoors.

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