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I'll gain a new

So will your kids
with 2000 words...


Play outside, go anywhere

From the minute they’re born, we want our children to be everything they can be. The moment we first look into their little eyes, we believe they will change the world.


And they can.

Maybe they’ll be the first in the family to go to college or they’ll dedicate their life to saving the environment. Or both. It’s a big job raising kids who are confident and resilient, and know that you love them a lot.

That's where 2000 words come in.

 2000 Words to Grow is focused on creating happy, healthy children and youth in our community. For the next few months, we’re focusing on outdoor play, and how 2000 words can help children reach their full potential.

It all starts with simple, beautiful words.

Research shows that the number of quality, positive words a child hears in an hour can dramatically impact their future success. Some kids only get 500-600 words an hour and others get more than 2000! And 2000 is where we want you to start.

2000 words an hour may sound like a lot but consider how many words you can share on a hike in the woods or exploring the creek, just talking about what’s in nature. It’s a hundred a least! Or how many words are in your child’s favourite outdoor game of tag? 

Whether counting trees or singing songs, or having a great conversation while walking together, making words a priority with your outdoor play is a simple way to make a huge impact on your child's future - and it's never too early to start. (Your baby is ready for big words sooner than you think.)

Ready to add more words? Here are some awesome activities from

Read outside. 
Tales and fun are right outside your door.  Read more →

Explore nature.
Make time to learn about wildlife.  Read more →

Plant seeds.
You are helping them grow, every day. Read more →

Be wild.
Taking risks is good for them. Read more →


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