Noted, kids these days have the tendency to either play in their smartphones or watch their favorite shows all day, but both are getting rid of the possibilities of going outside. No accidents are likely to happen to children at the safety of their home, but what if it would cause them a great deal of anxiety and isolation? What could going outside possibly do for your children?
Maximize Their Attention Span
Due to the fact that they spent most of their time in front of their gadgets, kids have less and less attention to other things going on in their surroundings. No worries, going outside regularly can reverse these effects. However, in what way can you make them choose going outside over playing with their gadgets? Simple, just buy them some toys or stuff that they can only use outside. If you plan on making them go outside and at the same be productive, then giving the childrens gardening tools may help. This would make them eco-friendly, too.
Well, we already know what this means. Going outside means talking to other people and knowing how it feels like learning how people think. Like it or not, your kids would eventually have to interact with other kids of the same age. You can probably guess what would be the result if your kids did not socialize enough, right?
Staying at home for long hours is associated with too little vitamin D. Of course, we know that vitamin D is responsible for absorbing calcium and promoting bone health. If ever they get so little of this important vitamin, they are not the only ones to pay the price, but you too. Such benefits are not something to pass on just because you’ve given up getting them to go outside, just by bribing them, you could get them to do so. Some gardening gift ideas could help you think of a way to motivate the kids to go outside.
Another benefit of going outside, but it’s actually associated with vitamin D. Vitamin D is linked to better vision and so again, reinforcing the idea of going outside. It also helps with eye health, preventing soreness, dryness, or any abnormalities that might arise after a long day of using gadgets. Won’t it be nice to reverse the effects on the eyes with all the staring they do at their smartphones all day just by going outside?
Of course, being successful in getting them to go outside is not something to celebrate, unless you’re willing to look after them. Don’t be too carried away at the fact that your isolated kid finally went outside. There should always be an adult to look after them.