Before kids start heading back to school, they had
a chance to burn off some energy today at the Children's
Festival at Myrick Park
Everyone was invited to join in a long list of outdoor
From digging in the dirt....to playing in the water....to
Every year, the goal of the event is to 'let kids
be kids and enjoy simple, fun activities...
Something experts say is a missing link in a lot of
children's lives these days, especially when technology
has become a main form of entertainment.
What we're really trying to model and put out for
children is the availability of just simple things
and letting children choose and use their imagination
and creativity and really letting them lead the way.
The Parenting Place in La Crosse has been hosting
the children's festival for more than 15 years....with
proceeds going towards free parent education support
programs at The Parenting Place...
This year, organizers expected a crowd of about 500