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Parents! It’s Time to Get Back to Nature :)

You’ve probably never heard of nature deficit disorder. But you have almost certainly seen its effects on your children. Childhood obesity, video game addiction, and even poor grades in school can all be attributed to spending too much time indoors.

These links can help you break the cycle.

Here’s Why

Being outside is essential to the developing brain.

This Is Your Child's Brain on Video Games

Consequences of Childhood Obesity

Spending Time Outdoors Will Improve Your Health in 9 Fascinating Ways

Kids Who Spend More Time Outside Are Happier Adults, Science Says

Play at Home

If you don’t have time to run your children to one of Port Huron’s many parks every afternoon, there are plenty of ways to enjoy outdoor activities in your own backyard.

Increase Kid Activity Levels with a Backyard Playscape

How to Make a Backyard Obstacle Course for Kids

How to Safely Observe Wildlife from Your Home

38 Ways to Make Your Backyard Safer This Summer

7 Mind-Blowing Backyard Science Experiments for Kids

Gotta Get Away

When planning your next road trip, make sure to incorporate more outdoor activities.

North America’s 5 Most Beautiful Nature Reserves

9 Incredible Caves You Can Visit with Kids

5 Things You Need to Know About Safe RV Travel with Kids

Get Out on the Water and Fish

Sometimes, all you need is a boat, a body of water, and some free time!

Teach Your Kids to Fish in 10 Easy Steps

A Rod, A Small Fishing Boat and a Dream: The Newbie Guide to Fishing Boat

3 Best Fishing Rods for Young Anglers

Although there is nothing wrong with spending time indoors, you have to balance being inside with time spent under the sun and stars. Doing so will give your children a better chance at being successful in school and, later, as adults. 

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