4 Tips to get Your Kids Outdoors
With technology running everyone’s lives, it’s become all to easy to sit kids in a corner with a smartphone or a tablet filled with fun games and YouTube access instead of taking them fishing, going for a walk, a bike ride, or just watching the sunset. I too used to be a kid getting into everything so I understand that parents have real world things they need to get completed and for that I say there is a place and time for gaming and technology to keep kids busy. This particular article is to help get kids outside, outside for an adventure, outside for good health, and outside for no other reason than to have fun! I’m Kat Haas with Kat Haas Outdoors and there’s no place I’d rather be than enjoying nature! So, in this guest post, you’ll find my 4 tips to get your kids off of the computer and tablet screens and get them outside.
- Lets’s go for a walk!
Place a timer on their devices and keep an ear out for those alarms. When the alarm goes off, it’s time to go for a walk. You never know what you will see. Depending on where you live, you might see deer, squirrels, rabbits, coyotes, or any other wildlife. Sometimes just seeing the animals in a non-stressed environment. For every animal you see, tell your kids an interesting fact about them.
- Fishing is simple to teach and fun!
Fishing is such a fun way to get your kids interested in the outdoors. Fishing is relaxing and you don’t have to worry about them killing anything. Fishing can be catch & release. They will learn respect for nature, and if they get hooked (pun intended), they will be so busy fishing and finding new places to to drop in that line, you’ll find that they will keep themselves out of trouble. Many parents with ADHD kids find that they calm down considered with a rod and reel are in hand with the sounds of the water.
- Take your children to watch the sunset most night.
Make it a nightly ritual to sit outside and watch the sunset. Sunsets are beautiful, natural, and remind up of our greatness in the universe. Nothing man-made can affect a sunset. I love enjoying the sunset on the water my friends. Once you plant the seed, let your kids take the wheel. Have them invite their friends, encourage them to pack snacks and really enjoy nature.
- It’s time to hit the trail!
Horses are a great way to get your kids outside and doing something active that is really fun! Take your kids to a ranch where you can go on guided trails. These trails don’t have to break the bank and if you find a well run stable they’ll have beginner horses that will work perfectly. Plus, if your child catches the horse bug, then you can trust that they will never be able to afford to get into any real trouble. Horses are an expensive hobby, but so time-consuming that you don’t have to be too concerned with under-age mischief.
This is a guest post by Kat Haas Outdoors. I’ve been drawn to the outdoors and nature my entire life. It all started with my first horse ride, a small farm, and riding lessons next door. My love of horses and the outdoors exploded from there.
After that, I spent as much time in the wilderness as possible. I always went outside to go outside to clear my head and find myself.
I went on my first hunt in December of 2013. As I was sitting in the tree stand, looking at the field around me, I knew my connection to countryside was going to be everlasting. I learned that along with my passion for the outdoors, I stumbled upon my one and only obsession – Nature!
Now I’ve taken to the world wide web to share my passion with you! I hope you’ll follow me on social media:
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