Thursday, July 14, 2011
Kick your kids out...
Simple Kids. It has some wonderful ideas for play and exploration outdoors throughout the year. It has been a great jumping off point for me in getting them out and about.
But, it doesn't have to be complicated, especially this time of year when the weather is nice...for the most part. Do things that you normally would do indoors, outdoors...
Fold a Paper Airplane...and send them outside to fly it. The plane not only has much more room to fly, but any passing breeze seems to take the plane higher and farther...thrilling for any child.
Walk to a Park, Blow Bubbles, Paint...Something, Anything. Just getting outside helps my kids be happy and healthy. Don't worry so much about messes and getting dirty. They won't learn about the world unless they explore it and that often means getting dirty. I have had a hard time with this, but I work on it from day to day...remember there are always baths and always clothes to clean, so whats a few more at the end of the day?
Just get them out there!