- Jenny Miller
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.
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.
For more ideas on how to end nature deficit disorder, please visit https://stopndd.org/