How much do you spend on toys and activities for their kids. Sometimes with all the video games I think we forget the world’s largest playground is right outside your back door. Why not let them play outside?
The great thing about outside is that, while being entertaining and stimulating to the imagination, it’s also educational. Nature can teach children the basics of science, economics, and creativity. And guess what playing outside can be great exercise
It’s cheap. Depending on where you live, exploring nature is usually pretty inexpensive, if not free. It is as close as walking out your backdoor This way, you don’t have to pay for expensive toys, jungle gyms, or memberships to expensive entertainment centers, but you still get the benefit of stimulating and educational play.
Guess what – Playing outside is fun. While it’s easy to forget, childhood isn’t just for learning about how to be an adult, it’s also about having fun. Outside gives kids a chance to use their imagination and be free to just be kids.
While unstructured play outside is great for kids, you can also find a lot of places offering structured classes and learning sessions for kids that focus on the natural world. Check your local park, zoo, or museum. There’s a good chance they have classes you can sign up for, and since many of these places are not for profit, they’re usually affordable as well as informative.
Remember how much fun we used to have all summer long playing outside?