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As numbers rise, you can always go outside in the fresh air

Updated: Oct 1, 2021

How Families Can Connect with the Great Outdoors

People spend more time than ever indoors, and this phenomenon extends to both children and adults alike. While everyone has to go to work and school, setting aside time to romp around outdoors is crucial to avoid nature-deficit disorder.

If you’ve noticed your family tends to spend too much time inside, there are plenty of ways to

get everyone outdoors to connect with nature and get a regular dose of sunshine.

Stay Close to Home

You don’t have to venture far from home to enjoy the outdoor:

Go on an Adventure

Backyard time is great but try to fully immerse your children in nature:

While enjoying the great outdoors, you’ll need to take some precautions:

There are so many great ways for families and kids to get outdoors. You can use these ideas as a starting point, and then see what else strikes everyone’s fancy. You may find that with a little nudging, your family can become outdoor enthusiasts together.

--contributed by Jenny Miller,