Society seems to be addicted to gadgets nowadays, which can make it difficult to find age-appropriate activities for kids that help them put down the mobile devices and play outside and get some sunshine (safely, of course). While there are seemingly endless family activities to choose from, it can be hard to get the whole family together on one idea.
Winter seems to be the toughest time to get kids to go outside and play, leaving behind their mobile devices. It’s too cold for them to be out for long periods, and the risk factors of colds, flu, and other illnesses run rampant. While it is still important for them to get outside a little to take advantage of the sunshine (which can reduce stress, anxiety, and depressive behaviours), make it fun. Take some food colouring outside to make various coloured snow sculptures or bring them on a hike or walk around the block, noting all the different changes.
Have A Party
Whether it’s a birthday celebration or an almost-back-to-school blowout, you can host a children’s party with tons of fun activities. They won’t even think about their mobile devices while they’re having a blast playing with Legos, building something new, and experimenting. Bricks 4 Kidz can help you plan a perfect and memorable event. You’ll have all the necessary Legos and just have to supply the tables, food, and location.
Planning a day trip or mini vacation can also help get your kids away from the pressures of gadget addiction. Consider going to the park or a nature preserve nearby, all for free. You can also plan for outdoor activities that also have an educational background, which will ensure that they learn while they play and have fun.
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