Encouraging Your Children to Spend More Time Outdoors

Encouraging Your Children to Spend More Time Outdoors

By Jenny Miller from StopNDD.org

Spending time in nature is great for your children’s physical and mental health. Unfortunately, kids tend to spend a lot of time indoors with their eyes glued to smartphones, tablets, and television screens. This lack of outdoor time has led to a problem referred to as nature-deficit disorder. Nature-deficit disorder is the idea that children experience behavior problems as a result of spending too little time in the great outdoors. To keep your kids healthy and happy, here are some great ways to get them outside!

 

outdoor crafts
Leaf Art made with Kwik Stix

 

Bring out your kids’ imagination with Kwik Stix and Wonder Stix! They both work on rocks, leaves, wood, seashells, eggs, pumpkins and more making them the perfect pair for outdoor activities. Grab them today and take a walk outside to find your next canvas! 

 

Adventure Sports for Kids

By participating in these activities, you’ll get your children outdoors and keep them in shape!

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Kayaking with the Family

 

 How to Build an Active Outdoor Space

 Outdoor activity is just a step away with these backyard ideas.

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Bringing Technology Outside

Tech can be your ally with these enjoyable outdoor endeavors.

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Photo Scavenger Hunt Ideas

The benefits of spending more time outside are manifold. Being outdoors helps kids stay active, reduces ADHD symptoms, improves distance vision, lowers stress, and encourages creativity. The next time you’re looking for something to do with your kids, invite them to get off the couch and explore the natural world with you. You’ll never run out of fun things to do outside!