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Summer is the ideal time to get the kids out and get them moving. The hardest part is finding ways to get children moving and enjoying the outdoors. Its even harder with the constant allure of sedentary technology options such as texting, instagram, snapchat and an unlimited amount of shows, games and streaming options.
According to an article by LiveScience.com Being more physically active not only benefits children's physical health — by reducing their risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol — but also improves kids' mental well-being and social skills, and enhances their ability to learn and retain information, Sothern said.
When exercise is fun, children are willing to engage in it, said Felicia Stoler, an exercise physiologist and nutritionist in Red Bank, New Jersey. Kids are not wired to sit for 8 hours at a time, she said..
In need of some fresh ideas to get your children motivated and moving? Check out these 3 websites offering great ideas for getting out and having fun!
1. Popsugarmom.com lists 38 Outdoor Activities to Get Kids Out Of The House This Summer
2. Happlyholligans.ca is chock full of ideas and great photosncluding 10+ Ways to Use Stones for Play
3. Parenting.com offers great ideas for 10 Awesomely Messy Outdoor Activities for Kids including a recipe for making glow in the dark chalk!
Let us know if you tried any of theses great outdoor activities and what you thought! Send in photos of your fun outdoor activity!
Hi! Thanks for visiting our blog. I'm Andrea, mother of 3, lover of the outdoors and now mompreneur. Our family has created a great outdoor product, Color My Worlds Sand & Snow Kit geared towards getting outdoors, getting creative and having fun. We hope you get some creative outdoor ideas from our blog!