6 Incredible Reasons of Why Children Should Spend More Time Outdoors
Do you remember the times when, as a child, you used to wait to go out and play? The activity was timed and on the days that you were late, you were punished too!
But it was these very experiences that groomed us and gave us our unique personalities.
With the growing use of technology, even tiny toddlers have become detached from their external surroundings. You mostly find them glued to the tablet screen or find them fiddling around your phone on a game.
Experiencing the outdoors is not a choice. It’s a necessity. And here are 6 strong reasons why you should motivate your kids to go out and play –
They become physically stronger
Being outdoors helps the kids in their physical growth. They tend to become more active and stronger. With adequate time spent outside, kids tend to absorb Vitamin D, which promotes bone growth in them. Physically active kids also tend to be fitter and smarter.
They tend to be more creative and imaginative
When outdoors, kids are not just restricted to the swings or a football, they have a larger canvas to paint the world around them. You will see them using different spaces and objects, inspired by nature, to playing self-created games. This tends to open the doors of imagination for them.
If, in a group and outside, they will come up with creative ideas and use them together. This will help them in building connections and realizing teamwork.
They tend to have a better Emotional Quotient (EQ)
Children who spend time outdoors have a tendency to coordinate, share and build consensus with others. Since they play with their peers, they are naturally accustomed to sharing their belongings especially toys and games.
This helps in improving their Emotional Intelligence. Thus, they build deeper bonds with each other and tend to understand feelings more intuitively.
They become aware and develop a stronger observation sense
When outdoors, kids learn and observe their surroundings and hence develop their own point of view. Finding that new insect or seeing a dangerous shrub helps them define the good and bad for themselves. These activities enable them to be more self-aware and conscious about the world around them.
They develop a stronger immunity system
While the kids are busy frolicking outside, they are exposed to dirt, dust and the outdoor environment as a whole. With this experience, their bodies develop immunity from a young age in comparison to those who prefer staying indoors and lead a very protected life.
With this, kids fall ill less often and are more active and vigilant: both physically and mentally.
Isn’t that what we want for our children?
They respect the world around them
Children tend to learn a dozen of things from Mother Nature. Make your kids understand nature with plants and trees, teach them the art of caring for others by interacting with those in need and by engaging with animals and insects.
At Beansprouts, we have imbibed these values and have created a holistic learning ecosystem for children. With a one-acre campus and a lot of greenery, many experiences will be crafted for making outdoors the third teacher.
With the year 2020, let us challenge ourselves to give our kids an amazing experience: A rich experience of green outdoors.