Today every child expert is telling parent the importance of being in outside with kids. Swift Nature Camp is a Nature Camp that promotes a child’s development in Nature. Hikes are a wonderful activity at any time of year. In the spring, hunt for the first flowers of the season. Whether they grow wild in the areas around your home, or are carefully manicured in neighbor’s gardens, children will love examining the different types of blooms that the season brings. Birds also abound at this time. A younger child will be perfectly content to merely watch a bird fly, while older children can find enjoyment in noting the different characteristics and identifying the breed of the bird they’ve discovered.
In Summer the chances are greater to find a few animals. Try your back yard or the local park. While your there be sure to get out on the playground equipment. You might even take your flower and bird watching to a new level.
Fall is one of the most fun with all the falling leaves and piles to play in. A bouquet of colorful fall leaves is incredibly easy to create and will give your child a constant reminder of the fun they had outdoors. Be sure to make the season of harvest a teachable moment.
Winter is a wonderful time for throwing out seeds, bread, apple chunks or bird feed. Not only is this environmentally friendly to the critters but the next morning go out and observe the snowy ground for animal tracks, you can even draw them and look them up online to see who has been enjoying your generosity. With continued feeding the same area all winter, you will probably see if your guesses were correct before the snow melts.
Take your budding naturalist outside and find a place where a nature journal can be used to record their finds or just their feelings. Youngens will prefer illustrating their finds, while an older child will be happy with a disposable camera as they walk through nature.
Gardening is a wonderful way to get your children outside. Limit the size and number of plants, otherwise you might not only be feeding the dog but weeding the garden. Pick kid friendly vegetables like carrots, pumpkins and corn. That way they will be happy to enjoy the outcome.
Camping is another outdoor activity prevalent in the summer. Since many adults continue to work most of summer, finding time to get out can be hard. So here is an easy idea just set up a tent one morning in the backyard. Make your meals and play outside. At night crawl into your tent and tell stories by flashlight. The best part you have all the conveniences of home
Some parent are not so keen to do the camping thing children’s summer camp is a way to give your child the experience with out getting your hand dirty. Pick a day camp for the younger campers or an overnight camp for the older kids. Camp is safe and secure while parents are working or traveling.
Every child loves a fort, and a heavy snowfall in the winter can produce one of the best forts around. Pile up snow as high as possible with your child. If necessary, take numerous hot chocolate breaks between shoveling. When your snow pile is big enough, leave it for about a day so the outer layer can crystallize slightly. Then, begin hollowing it out, making sure the entrance is no bigger than necessary. When you’ve finished, make an air hole in the roof. You’ve made a quincy, one of the warmest and longest lasting snow forts that exist! A quincy is hard work, but once made, it will last almost all winter, and hold heat so well you can even spend the night in one if you want!
Think outside when you are trying to instill a sence of nature in your child. Movies and videos of animals just don’t cut it. Take all your activities outdoors, painting, eating, washing, almost all activities are more fun outside.
Some schools have used recent research to move play time to the first activity of the day. Physically active child has a higher classroom performance than a non-active child. Also,higher self-esteem.is associated with physical activity. So help your child feel good about themselves and play outside.
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