Play is how children clock in work. They spend most of their day playing that you sometimes wonder: How can they have so much energy for it?
Well, the answer is simple. Play is fun and that is why children can do it all day long.
It is an established fact that children learn through play. But aside from providing tons of toys and manipulative to your child, simply bringing him outdoors could open a lot of learning opportunities for him.
Here are simple yet awesome outdoor play activities that you can do with your child today:
1. Walk the pet
You and your child can go around the block with your trusted pet. This activity can help your child develop love for animals. It could also be a way to teach him about responsibility.
2. Water the plants
Water play is always a hit to children so they will surely love this one. Same with walking the pet, this activity teaches responsibility and love for plants.
This would be like hitting two birds with one stone. Your child gets to play and you get to lose a couple of pounds! A simple jog or aerobic routine could definitely help you and your child hit your fitness goals.
Your child would also think of you as one of the Avengers as you lift and carry him around. After this activity, say hello to your toned biceps!
4. Go on a picnic
It’s always fun to eat. And you can definitely double the fun when you do it outside on a field grass with just the right amount of sunshine hitting your face.
5. Hunt for bugs
Act like real hunters as you go from bush to bush looking for little critters. This activity will help your child become more observant and curious with his surroundings.
Remember to have your magnifying lens on hand!
These activities are definitely a must-do! And what’s even better, you don’t even have to spend a lot.
What you need to spend though is time. In our busy lives, it’s sometimes difficult to add an outdoor trip to the mix. Especially when it’s just so easy to stay at home and let the gadgets do the entertaining.
Just think of it this way, you are investing in your child’s memory bank. Remember, he will not be a child forever.
So what outdoor activities do you enjoy doing with your child?
I would definitely love to hear from you, so do drop me a comment.