How to involve children in outdoor activities

How to involve children in outdoor activities

It is not surprising that children nowadays are deprived of living an active lifestyle on a daily basis.

I would in no way blame the tablets for the drop in outdoor activities. I believe these devices can be a powerful tool for educating the younger generation in a way that was not possible decades ago. However, the problem is the excessive consumption of technology, which can be harmful to the health of children.

Ask yourself when was the last time your child went for a bike ride in court with fellow neighbors?


It seems as if passing your child an iPad is the quickest solution when they’re arguing about something. The unfortunate aspect of this solution is that children view technology and entertainment interchangeably.

From my own experience, I remember my child’s cousin didn’t eat dinner and refused to eat until the TV was turned on so he could watch Peppa Pig. And when his father refused to turn on the TV, the boy had a tantrum and did not eat his food. It was shocking to say the least that the child would be willing to skip a meal because he was not allowed to watch TV.

I am sure many parents go through this painful scenario on a daily basis; The key is to shift the child’s focus by involving him in a better choice.

Go with your child on a tech-free detox and find an effective way to keep them entertained.
Have fun with the trampoline

An outdoor trampoline is an excellent investment because it is the perfect balance between fun and physical activity. There is an indomitable feeling from jumping high (or at least feeling like you are) on a trampoline.

By jumping, it is also an excellent way for children to exercise their muscles and cardiovascular system. It may seem like an expensive solution to the problem, but due to the nature of the online market, it is not difficult to find trampolines for sale.

MyDeal.com.au and eBay both offer trampolines at factory prices, which you won’t find in a department store. Furthermore, trampolines are a long-term investment as you tend to use them on a daily basis for many years. From my personal experience, I have found that the resale value of the trampoline is very good and you can get your money back.

For younger children, it is smart to use a trampoline with a safety net to prevent injuries when there is no supervision. An underground trampoline is also more ideal than an above ground trampoline because it eliminates the risk of falling.

Building a house on the tree

Or you can just kick it old school and build a tree house in your own backyard, provided you have the space and materials to do so.

The benefit of a tree house is that your child will appreciate their own personal sanctuary by encouraging them to unleash their imaginative side. It’s also great for you as there will be less clutter around the house and toys can be stored in the tree house.

The process of building a tree house with your family will surely be a memory that you will cherish forever. Personalize the tree house to make this area more inviting to the child. You can do this by painting on the walls, adding decorations in their favorite colors, and adding toys they like. Once your kids are older, you can convert this treehouse into a shed to store all your tools.

In a world saturated with technology, it is essential that you encourage children to take their eyes away from screens.

Give your child the chance to live the active life you have led by making use of these ideas!

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