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:
Keep Your Kids Safe
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, https://stopndd.org/what-is-ndd/