As more and more children choose to spend their time cooped up indoors rather than playing outside, many parents and teachers find themselves worrying about the physical, mental, and emotional effects of nature-deficit disorder (NDD). From attention difficulties to anxiety and depression, NDD could lead to a multitude of serious issues if we don’t step in now and encourage our kids to spend more time outdoors. As a bonus, being immersed in nature is a great way to teach kids of all ages several different science concepts. For a list of family-friendly activities that will inspire kids to get outside, check out the resources below.
Backyard Adventures for the Whole Family
Family Outings for the Spring and Summer Months
Outdoor Fun in the Fall and Winter
With all of these different outdoor activities for you and your kids to enjoy year-round, the last thing your children will want to do is sit inside watching videos or scrolling through social media. Getting your kids excited about the outdoors may take a little convincing at first, but your children will be spending more time in nature before you know it!