June has been proclaimed as the Great Outdoors Month. This is perfect time to share the glory of nature with your child!
There are plenty of reasons why you should pack your stuff and enjoy the Great Outdoors with your kids. Here are just a few of them:
1. Manage Your Kid’s Excessive Use of Technology
There are so many distractions these days competing for your child’s attention. Gadgets, video games, the Internet, you name it, they’re all out there. And you know, once your child gets their hands on any of it, they give it their undivided attention.
There’s nothing wrong with exposing your kids to technology. But too much of anything can negatively impact your kid, physically, socially and emotionally.
What is alarming though, is how children spend so much less time outside the home and seldom interact with kids their age. (Sometimes, they don’t even talk to their own parents!) Technology is creating a reclusive generation who’d rather spend time in front of a mobile phone or a computer monitor. Even recess has been reduced or eliminated at many schools, further reducing the time spent outside.
Want to prevent this gloom and doom horizon? You can, if you manage how your kids use technology. Giving them interesting alternatives such as exploring the Great Outdoors tops the list.
If you have limited time because of work, look into having your child attend a child care program. There are child care centers that offer outdoor activities in their curriculum.