Parents hardly tell their kids to “go outside and play” anymore. In fact, that phrase is in danger of going extinct because kids these days are busy indoors with their phones, tablets and laptops, and you can’t exactly blame them because technology offers a lot to do. However, it’s important to get your kids to go outside and encourage them to engage in some kind of physical activity, because the last thing you want is for your child to have a lifestyle that is similar to a bear in hibernation. Parents: please ensure your child does not contribute to the rising childhood obesity rate as the consequences can range from diabetes to liver disease to bone and joint problems. If you can get your kids outside this Easter, you’ll be well on your way to preventing them from becoming another unfortunate statistic.
The easiest way to get your kids outside this Easter is to organize an Easter egg hunt outside. Don’t be alarmed if your child squints a lot when they’re looking for Easter eggs outside, because it may be the first time in ages that their eyes are being exposed to natural light! If you’re organizing an Easter egg hunt for more than one kid, and let’s say a particular kid happens to collect more Easter eggs than the other kids, it might be a good idea to get that kid to share his loot with the other kids, because you don’t want one kid eating too much candy. In addition to Easter eggs, you can let your kids hunt for other delicious goodies too, like gummies, toffee and red lips, which are all available in our Divine Candy Box. Please click hereif you’d like to browse through our other Easter gift baskets.
After Easter, it’ll take some ingenuity to keep kids outside the rest of the year because let’s face it, few kids are going to go outside just to enjoy nature. Even if a bird sings so well that it could make American Idol, it’s no match for the latest video game or TV show or anything else tech related. Plus, you don’t have to go outside to listen to birds, you can just go on YouTube. The key to keeping kids outside is to show them that outdoor activities are as fun as indoor activities. Don’t let them use cold weather as an excuse – skiing, snowboarding, hockey and ice skating are some of many amazing winter activities. When the weather’s nice, there’s football, basketball, soccer and much more. But don’t just throw the ball in your kids’ hands and tell them to have fun outside, participate with them. Make it a family event where you and your kids engage in some kind of physical activity – that will encourage them to develop an interest in healthy living.
It might take a lot of effort to get your kids outside this Easter, and keep them outside the rest of the year, but they’ll reap the benefits throughout their lives. Studies show that physically active kids are not only healthier, but also do better in school. A child’s critical thinking skills and memory can both improve if they are physically active at least three to four times a week. Try and spend time with your kids outside as well, it’s a great way to bond with them while doing something healthy. Lastly, we hope that your Easter is nice and sunny so that you can have an amazing time outside! Happy Easter.
Author: Rohan Parekh