Wednesday, January 20, 2021

How to Encourage Your Kids to Play Outside

How to Encourage Your Kids to Play Outside
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Getting your kids outside in the fresh air and away from their electronics is a challenge many parents face. Although it’s an uphill battle, there are a few things you can do to turn the tide of war in your favor. Start by making “going outside” especially appealing by putting some kid-friendly outdoor toys in your yard.


There is no denying that kids of all ages love trampolines. Little kids can bounce off energy for hours. Older kids will enjoy playing games with balls or practicing summersaults for more sophisticated play. Even moms and dads can do trampoline workouts for a fun break from their usual exercise routine. Trampolines can get use for years and trampoline replacement parts are readily available, making it a good outdoor investment.


Putting in an inground pool is a serious financial commitment especially when you consider all the continued maintenance, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be worth it if your kids spend endless hours swimming. Above ground pools are a less expensive alternative that are still just as enjoyable and can be disassembled and reassembled if necessary.


Back in the old days, the best present you could receive under the Christmas tree was a shiny new bike with a basket and a horn. Kids don’t ride as much as they used to, but you can change this by buying bikes for the whole family and making daily bike rides a fun family activity. Once your kids get used to riding and know the limits of your street or neighborhood, you can send them out with friends to explore.

Before electronics took over our lives, playing outside used to be the norm. Now it needs to be encouraged. Help nudge your kids out the door with a couple of can’t-miss outdoor activities.

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