Outdoor Play As a Therapy for Your Kids

Getting your kids outdoors and playing, hiking, boating, etc., helps their bodies as well! Keeping kids active is just one of the keys in keeping them a healthy and happy future. There are numerous other reasons to take the kids out, particularly this time of year when it’s nice to see them out and about. Kids will benefit from getting out in nature as they grow up and develop mentally.

Playing outdoors during summer holidays provides kids with the chance to experience all sorts of fun activities that they may not normally have the chance to do. It also gives parents an opportunity to bond with their kids and get to know them better. Playing outdoors provides kids with the chance to burn off extra energy which results in them being more active later in the day and in the evening. Getting the kids out in the fresh air and outdoors provides them with the opportunity to absorb the fresh air and sunshine they come in contact with and this, in turn, will help in their overall health.

With the rise of electronic gadgets and equipment comes the rise of electronic diseases. Children who are constantly connected to a computer and are exposed to constant stimulation may find that they develop all sorts of illnesses including headaches, ear infections, poor eyesight, muscle weakness and even acne. In order to prevent these types of illnesses from developing in young children, it is important for parents to monitor how much time they spend on a computer and to ensure they are not staying glued to their computers for hours on end. If parents monitor how much time their kids spend on the computer, they can be sure that there won’t be any long term damage caused to their children’s health by staying glued to a computer screen too long. When you take your kids outside to play they’ll be able to experience nature in its true form and this will help develop their imagination and make them more curious about the world around them. Playing outdoors gives children the chance to explore the world and discover things for themselves which may otherwise have been hidden from them.

It is important to let your kids play safely during summer holidays so you can protect them from harm. The internet is filled with all sorts of scary stories and it’s important to talk to your kids about what they are reading online and about the dangers they might encounter while they are online. When your kids are out playing they should always be aware of what they are doing and it’s important to supervise them during their play time. You should also take a look at your cell phones and PDAs, which can also distract kids when they are playing. Using a child safety feature on your mobile phone will allow you to see in real time if any unfamiliar faces appear on your child’s phone screen.

Scary stories are a great way to get kids out of their houses and into the outdoors play. One story that has worked well for me is about a pumpkin that falls through the glass front door and lands on a young boy who rushes out to get his father only to find a pumpkin head waiting for him. This story shows the importance of going outside and playing as often as possible. I would suggest reading this story aloud to the kids and having them read it several times to make sure that they have understood the story line.

Getting the kids out of the house and into the great outdoors to play will improve their mental health, physical health and enhance their ability to learn. Outdoor play is a great way to bond with your kids and make them responsible, attentive individuals. Outdoor play is also good for your kids social development and provides them with the skills to become an independent individual who is able to work well independently.