If you’re currently preparing for your children’s summer vacation, it’s well worth continuing reading to discover why it’s crucial to ensure that your children spend plenty of time outdoors during their summer vacation!
Why getting outside on summer vacation is so important:
- Spending time outdoors will improve your children’s moods
While your children may be tempted to spend countless hours playing video games or binge watching TV series indoors, it’s well worth encouraging your children to spend a few hours each day with outdoor play playing outside as when your children are active, their bodies will produce endorphins. Endorphins are naturally produced hormones which will help your children feel happier.
One way to convince your kids to play outside during their summer break is to set up outdoor games on a regular basis such as backyard cricket and backyard football.
- If you encourage your children to remain active throughout their summer vacation they’ll maintain a healthy level of fitness
To ensure that your children remain fit and healthy throughout their summer vacation, it’s well worth finding fun ways to keep your children entertained outdoors. As an example, The Works offers a wide variety of outdoor toys, which will encourage your children to get plenty of fresh air. Some examples of which include a wooden skittles set, a children’s cricket set, a badminton set and a water gun.
- You can set up water related games, which will help your kids cool off on hot summer days
It’s well worth purchasing a few water balloons, water guns, a water slide and a paddling pool, which will encourage your kids to run around and increase their heart rates, whilst they cool down on hot summer days!
- Spending time playing outdoors will encourage your kids to socialize
Unfortunately in the age of social media, YouTube and video games, kids often choose screen time over socializing and forming lasting memories with their family members and friends. So it’s well worth ensuring that your children spend time playing outdoor games and sports as a family and with their friends.
If your children have friends who live locally, it’s well worth inviting their friends to your home to participate in a cricket tournament or in a balloon fight.
- By spending time outdoors, your kids will make memories which will last a lifetime
Chances are that your children won’t remember all of the hours which they spent playing video games or watching TV over the summer but your children are guaranteed to remember the epic outdoor games which they enjoyed playing over the summer.
As an example, one of your children may remember the first time they hit a cricket ball for a six or managed to hit their older sibling with a well aimed water balloon, in an epic water balloon fight.
- Outdoor sports and games help children develop vital skills
Some examples of skills which children can develop and hone by playing outdoor games and sports include co-ordination, team work, balance and agility!
So if you’re currently preparing for your children’s summer vacation, it’s well worth planning plenty of outdoor sports and games!