A lack of time in nature is something that pediatricians have been warning us about since the advent of the digital age. Today’s children spend an alarming amount of time inside, without enough exposure to sunlight or fresh air. But it is time to change all of that, and you can help by encouraging your child to get outdoors.
There are many ways for kids to be active and enjoy the outdoors right in your own backyard. Sometimes, it can be as simple as putting together a simple (but educational!) scavenger hunt in the backyard or introducing them to the world of gardening.
On the Go
When you are worried that staying home leaves too much temptation to return to the sofa, the following resources can help you get outside and stay there.
Projects That Help The Community
Far too many communities don’t prioritize green space. Here are some ways that you can start an environmental initiative in your own hometown.
The more time your kids spend outdoors, the better their mood and behavior. They may sleep better, and your children may even outperform themselves in the classroom. Talk to your child’s pediatrician about all of the ways that something as simple as an hour outside every day can give them a physical and mental health boost. The above resources can help you get started.