A 10-Minute Walk

A 10-Minute Walk

[the trust for public land]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

  • In hundreds of cities across America
  • No safe places to play
  • Playing fields
  • No green spaces
  • In every state across America
  • A park within a 10 minute walk from home
  • From coast to coast
  • Building parks
  • To transform vacant lots into playgrounds
  • Industrial waterfronts
  • Community river walks
  • Where everyone can play, exercise and connect with nature
  • Connect with each other
  • No matter who you are
  • Everyone deserves a park



The power of puppies

The power of puppies

[The Soul Pancake]

An interesting article from Love that pet 

The Benefits of Owning a Dog :


You already know how good a friend your dog can be. What you might not have noticed is how much more you talk to other people when you’re out with your dog. You’re simply more likely to interact with other humans when your dog is with you than when you are out for a walk by yourself.


Having a dog also increases the chances you’ll go for walks and play in the park. It’s harder to skip your morning run when your exercise partner is bouncing excitedly at the door with his leash in his mouth. How can you tell him you want to skip walkies today?


Perhaps the practice in nurturing is the reason behind the observation that kids with dogs tend to be more empathetic than other kids, all else being equal. They also tend to be more popular with their schoolmates and have healthy self-esteem. These are all good things for a child’s emotional and social development, whatever the connection with their canine friend might be. Read more