Do you remember your own childhood days? Climbing trees, playing hide and seek and watching clouds are just few of the many fun memories that we will always cherish.
Time is changing and children nowadays don’t share the same idea of fun. Due to overexposure to electronics and digital technology, kids don’t spend time playing outdoors anymore. Most of them would prefer to stay home, play video games and chat on their mobile phones. This is not to say that we have to let them out and let them do whatever they want. Of course, with all the increasing number of crimes out there, it will give us more peace of mind if we don’t let them roam around.
However, we also have to remind ourselves that too much of anything is bad. It is good to always have a “balanced lifestyle.” Encouraging the kids to play outdoor and engage with nature offers them a lot of opportunities to explore, learn, investigate and discover the natural world they live in.
This ad by Nature Valley Canada features three generations of people and their different definitions of fun as kids. It aims to encourage the old generations to remind the young ones about the importance and joys of being one with nature.
Connecting with nature has a lot of positive impact on children’s health and cognitive development. Do you encourage your kids to play outdoors? Tell us what’s on your mind.