Ocean of Tulips. The Educational Value of Field Trips

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Ocean of Tulips. The Educational Value of Field Trips

KidORCA Kids’ Rain Boots

Wow, what a wonderful day we shared with BLOOM Tulip Festival! With lots of laughter, exploration and stunning views. It makes a great adventure for all of us when we discover a fun new family spot to visit.

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Swimming in tulips. Geared in KidORCA kids’ rain boots”

Switch off the screens, pack kid’s rain boots (the fields were muddy out there from morning storm) and come hang out amongst the beautiful tulips.

The youngest enjoyed the walk in their own way – running up and down the rows and jumping overabundant muddy puddles. I always wonder where do they get this boundless energy :). And how organically they channel it through the movement. All the worries melt away, and we are free to be the best versions of ourselves. Love this healing power of being in nature.

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Footware: KidORCA kids’ rain boots

Our culture tempts to persuade us that there is a sense of urgency about childhood. However, we believe that we’re doing our kids a great kindness when we minimize their daily routines, remove plastic toys that crush creativity and nourish their growing minds with nature experience.

It is such a pleasure to watch kids at play. There are no pedestals, no special praise from and an adult created environment. Children are motivated exclusively by their own desire to keep the game alive and directed by their own imaginations.

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LOVE. KidORCA kids’ rain boots

A child called me over. “Look!” she exclaimed. “My tulip is shaped like a heart.” It was a proper time to discuss with preschoolers a gentle touch and loving commitment the farmers are happy to provide to make this beauty blooming.

By the way, the trip was educational not only for the children. We learned a surprising fact as well: “The period from 1634 to 1637 is known as “Tulipmania” when Dutch enthusiasm for the new tulip flower caused the world’s first ‘speculative bubble’. The value of tulips shot up nearly overnight, they became the most expensive flower in the world, so expensive that they were treated as a form of currency. At the peak of tulip mania, in March 1637, some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftworker.” Who would have thought that!

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Hide & Seek in tulip maze. KidORCA kids’ rain boots

And finally, our favorite part of the day was picking up our own bouquet at a U-Pick field. That was the place when our awesome KidORCA kids’ rain boots made a difference. It looked very muddy and slippery between the rows, with deep puddles. Some best tulips seemed inaccessible. But not in our proper footwear from KidORCA :). A special over-the-knee 100% waterproof collar of the kids’ rain boots helped to keep the feet dry and warm. Some zones were so slippery that kids have to crawl through deep, slimy and sticky mud. They dropped to their hands and knees and away they went. That was fun!

Looking forward to wandering the fields next spring again.

What’s the story behind KidORCA? What inspired you to create these unique kids rain boots?

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What’s the story behind KidORCA?

What inspired you to create these unique kids’ rain boots?

Interview with Elena (owner of KidORCA) given to Active Baby, North Vancouver.

On a cold wet day, I was watching my toddler twins wild running from puddle to puddle (that’s right, we play outside regardless of the weather :)), and I thought that probably, at this very moment, their greatest childhood memories are being created. Just puddles and mud made them so happy!

However, something restrained me from enjoying the time – their rain boots got soaking wet. (Oh, those cold wet feet… :)). I could hear the wet slurping sounds coming from their wellies weighted down by the cold water splashed into them. We had inevitably to cut short our walk.

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The other day we were hiking. I encouraged the kids to get off the trail and trace the path of the creek. They were so excited, we discovered a tiny waterfall on our way, with a tiny pool at its base. Kids decided to measure the depth. Guess what I heard a few seconds later? Yes, a very familiar sound, the slopping again. The pool was right an inch deeper than their rain boots.

Okay, I am an active and fun parent. But how could I ensure my kids’ feet stay dry and warm? Take extra boots and socks for all of them? Or stay away from the water fun in a cold season? There must be a better solution.

Accordingly, the main idea of creating KidORCA kids’ rain boots with a waterproof OVER-the-KNEE protection is to extend this precious family time outdoors. To encourage little ones to explore the watery universe and to wonder about things like wetness of the water or bubbliness of the bubbles))). To create the best memories possible for our children to hold on to as they grow up.

Cherish every moment in life

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Cherish every moment in life!

What matters is a puddle! If you have ever seen a puddle jumping child you must have mentioned the exhilaration on their face. The innocence of being in the moment and enjoying it! And it doesn’t matter what a nice dress or suit they are wearing.

Cherish every moment in life like those children who ran to that puddle with such anticipation. Don’t resist, create the unforgettable memories now. Find you biggest puddle and jump in!

Welcome!

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Welcome!

Dear friends!

On our blog, we hope you find inspiration and activity ideas to embrace parenting with joy and creativity. We believe in living life to the full with our kids and having lots of fun now before they step out into the world on their own.

We are taking a youthful approach to everything we do. Our somewhat naive belief that we have designed the best rain boots for kids makes us challenge ideas without boundaries. Just like kids who wear our puddle boots we are open for experiments and excited with the process.

We would like you to be the part of this journey. All your comments, best wishes and deep thought are more than welcome!

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