It doesn’t matter if your children are 10 months old or halfway through their teen years. All kids need time outdoors. Not only does being in the sunshine help their bodies produce vitamin D, but digging in the dirt also has benefits. Most importantly, time with nature is the only way to prevent the moodiness, irritability, and health problems that go along with nature deficit disorder.
Fun at Home
You don’t have to travel far to reap the rewards of outdoor time.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Gardening teaches children how to respect nature while encouraging them to try new foods.
Sometimes you have to work up a sweat, and here are some great ways to encourage your kids — and yourself — to just keep moving.
If you don’t spend enough time outside, this is your year to change it. And your kids deserve all the health benefits that outdoor activities can bring. So, purchase a swimming pool, plant some blueberries, or play ball. It doesn’t matter what you do, just that you do it.