By Guest Blogger Jenny Miller
Technology has made our lives easier, but it has also given rise to a new problem for adults and children around the world: nature deficiency. This term applies to instances where individuals and families have been deprived of time in nature and have therefore missed out on the many benefits that nature can provide for body, mind, and soul.
If you’re a parent, you may be wondering how to ensure that your own kids get these perks of being outside. Read on for some essential resources for families.
Backyard Fun and Activities
A swing set can be the perfect addition for encouraging kids to enjoy your backyard.
Above ground pools are a relatively inexpensive option for families looking for splashy fun in the sun.
You need surprisingly little space for lawn games that are big on fun for the whole family.
Brighten special occasions with creative, outdoor kid-friendly parties.
Outdoor Adventure Activities
Everyone will have a blast with an outdoor scavenger hunt!
Take to the trails to take family bicycling to the next level.
Teach your junior photographers about getting great nature shots!
These tips turn a nature walk into a safari adventure.
SUP boards add an element of extra fun to visiting ponds and lakes.
Nature & Outdoor Tech and Apps
Hiking apps keep your woodsy adventures ultra fun and ultra safe.
Kids can help save bees with the Adopt-a-Pollinator App.
Night owls and stargazers will love these unique nighttime apps.
These apps encourage kids to connect with nature.
Outdoor Health & Safety for Kids
Here are some general safety measures that help your kids stay safe in the great outdoors.
Sun exposure is good for kids as long as you take proper precautions.
Look for a sunscreen that has been reviewed and is safe for kids.
Avoid incidents on your camping trips with these tips.
A well-chosen water bottle helps kids stay hydrated.
If your kids need a break from tech, why not send them outside? Doing so will benefit all aspects of their health and development, and spending time in nature can be good for you as well. So, also be sure to plan some outdoor activities your entire family can enjoy together.
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