Let’s face it.
Today’s generation is more into video games than walking dogs outside. Today’s generation is also more into using computers than flying kites outside.
But you know what? Being outside every afternoon is still better than being inside all day – just ask the 20th-century kids.
And if you’re a 20th-century kid, let me ask you some questions:
Remember those outdoor games you played with your friends? How about those funny accidents you experienced with your friends?
That being said, here are the reasons why you should let your kids play outside:
It improves their motor skills. It also improves their mental skills.
Believe it or not, kids are more at risk staying indoors as compared to playing outdoors. This is because indoor activities can limit their motor function by lazing out all day on the couch, as well as their mental function by watching TV all day on the bed. On another hand, kids will be more at ease playing outdoors as compared to staying indoors. This is because outdoor activities can push their motor skills by running around the backyard, as well as their mental skills by interacting with like-minded people.
It boosts their immune system. It also reduces their mood swings.
Contrary to popular belief, kids are born with antibodies. These antibodies do not only shield them from diseases, but also boosts their immune system. Here’s a good example: children playing in rain are more likely to get accustomed with temperature changes, making them a bit stronger against flu and other respiratory diseases. Also contrary to popular belief, kids are born with hyperactivity. This hyperactivity might cause kids to have mood swings, especially if their desires were not fulfilled. Letting them play outside will help calm their thoughts, as well as their actions, in the middle of friends.