“The problem with kids these days…” I’m sure we have all heard someone of similar age or even older utter these words, and the ending of that sentence is usually something to the effect of…”don’t play outside enough.” I do remember being outside for hours upon end as a child with little more to play with than siblings or cousins. Children today; however, seem to need things to keep their attention. While many times this is video games or computers, it would be helpful if there were things outside to help keep the interests of our kids.
Here are a few examples of some things to get kids outside: sporting equipment–make sure to have a basketball, baseball and gloves, soccer ball, and any other athletic related items you can think of to entertain your kids. Not only will they love it, but it is a great way to spend time with your child and ask them about their day while enjoying activities together.; playgrounds–take your kids to the playground! They will have a blast and appreciate the fact that you took time out of your day to think of them. It is cheap and so much fun for the kids!; bikes–go biking with your child! Kids love bikes and it will be great exercise for you to ride a bike with your child while making memories and having that precious bonding time! There are TONS of outdoor toys that are budget friendly and kids will love!
These are but a few examples of which there are many more. It is good for children to get outside and play. They will get plenty of exercise in the process and have loads of fun. Anything you can do with them is just icing on the cake! Kids love to spend time with their parents and love to feel loved! Show them you care–everyone will be better off for it in the long run!