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Lantern walk lights up Otsiningo Park

TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — Although we gained an hour on Sunday because of the end of Daylight Saving Time, it also means it gets darker a little earlier.

To combat this, parents and their small children brought lanterns to Otsiningo Park to not only brighten up the park but to allow children to spend some much needed time outdoors.

Organized by TInkergarten, the organizers say they wanted to show children there’s no reason to be afraid of the dark.

“We think it’s really important to get kids out in nature and really enjoy their experiences outside so as it gets colder and as it gets darker that can start to feel more a little bit more difficult so we want families to see that there’s still fun to be had outside and that’s an important part of how kids learn,” said Deanna Saunders, a leader with Tinkergarten, an outreach group that encourages kids to spend time outside.

The families walked around the park with the lanterns, sang songs and enjoyed the beautiful afternoon before darkness.

Josh Rosenblatt

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