Everybody wants their kids to have some outdoor fun, am I right? I’m not going to talk about the “disadvantages” of smart devices and screens, and to claim that these have led our kids to stay indoors and stare at phones and computers. Do you know why I don’t want to talk about this? Because – it simply doesn’t have to be that way.
Children Are Not To Blame
I dare you to find me the kid who doesn’t like some good fun outside. No, really, I dare you. But, the trick is, as every generation has their own “thing”, so does this one. And this one often chooses screen over mud. That’s because you haven’t found the right activity. Doing some research and visiting a website or two will give you a clear image of what kind of outdoor activities could never be replaced by a phone, or a laptop, or anything with a screen.
So, stop blaming the children and try to actually engage them in something, instead of simply saying “Go outside”, and waiting for a miracle to happen. Because, that miracle won’t happen… And then you will end up disappointed and worried and struggling to change the whole way in which your child has learned to have fun.
Don’t wait for them to start associating fun with the Internet only. If it comes to that, then you really do have a serious issue on your hands. Luckily, there are so many ways you can avoid this from your kid’s early age. I suggest you get properly informed and make sure that this doesn’t happen. And, here are some words of encouragement – children are rather curious in nature and getting them to go outside probably won’t be that difficult.
In the recent searches I have conducted on the topic of fun outside activities, I have come across a product that rather surprised me with what it had to offer. I’m talking about a rather convenient and not at all shocking blend of activities. In fact, it is so logical that I am slightly worried about why I haven’t thought of this before, or why I didn’t even know it existed. Luckily, now I do know it and I want to share it with you.
Here’s a useful reading material: https://news.sanfordhealth.org/childrens/play-outside/
The Perfect Blend In Your Backyard
Let me ask you a simple question. What are some of the favorite things children like to do? Was jumping your first guess? If it was, then I can confirm one thing – you actually do have kids and didn’t end up reading this by mistake. Yes, jumping is one of their most favorite activities and nobody can deny that.
And have you noticed that they really don’t choose where to jump? It can be the floor, the couch, the bathtub… Hell, every single parent out there can confirm that their kid has at least once tried, or even succeeded, to jump on their heads. I’m telling you, they don’t choose the time, or the place. Fortunately, there is an easy way to solve the issue and take this activity outside.
But, first, let us get back to those favorite activities for a second. Can you think of another one? How about swinging? Have you ever seen a frowning and unhappy child on a swing? Because – I certainly haven’t. In fact, all that I ever see are lines of teeth showing. Not to mention to loud laughter. Come to think of it, I like swings myself, even though I am an adult. Well, who could blame me… They’re fun! Read this.
Now, I am getting to the best part of this whole story. As I have mentioned above, I have been doing some research about fun outdoor activities for children. And that’s when I found it! The perfect blend of the two most fun activities you could ever think of – a trampoline and a swing together
I swear, it was as if I had discovered America or something. And it was right there, staring at me… Think about it for a second. If you had both of these in your backyard, I am sure that your kid would have a hard time going inside. It’s the perfect bland, perfect for every household.