As winter arrives it is normal to want to stay in and hide away from the cold. However, something that is beneficial is spending time outdoors, especially for children. Having fresh air and exercise keeps children physically and mentally healthy.
However, it can be hard to entice them out especially in the winter – so here are some of the ways that you can encourage kids to get outside…
Go on a Nature Walk – There are lots of things going on in the natural world at the moment. Take kids on a nature walk and see what you can spot. There are lots of varieties of fungi, as well as nuts and berries that you can see. It is also fun to collect leaves and pine cones to create autumn crafts.
Make the Garden Fun – If you have a garden, make it a more appealing place for kids to spend time. Play equipment from somewhere like this playgrounds Cheltenham based company www.greenfieldsltd.co.uk/services/playgrounds-and-parks/ is likely to go down well, as well as outdoor games and activities.
Find a Sports Team – Sports are not only a good way to get outside but they also help with exercise, socialisation and team building. If your child is interested in sports, look for local sports clubs that they can join – you never know it could be the start of a promising career and is a healthy hobby to have.