5 outdoor activities that you must do with your toddler
Created by Rashmi Pandit Updated on Sep 28, 2019
Parents, who have a toddler at home, sometimes tend to get very busy and completely forget that everyone needs a timeout. While adults have so many different tasks to keep themselves going, it is not easy for children to spend a whole day at home. Therefore, both parents and the children need to get involved in some outdoor activities that will not only get them to spend some quality time together, but also rejuvenate and revive.
Children love to explore and learn new things. Activities that involve being in close quarters with nature--playgrounds, around trees, animals etc-- provide young minds with diverse resources that help develop their skills and also give them a basic knowledge on everything. It is very important that parents take their children outdoors very frequently.
Here is a list of few outdoor activities, which could interest your child and also help him/her grow positively.
Parents need to find out about other toddlers of the same age in and around the place they stay and plan for a play session. You can leave your child with other children (but within supervision) and arrange some games or activities to keep them engaged.
Parents can plan a day trip to nearby zoos or gardens with their children. Children will be amazed to see the live versions of their favourite soft toys. Or take the little ones to some garden with colorful flowers and plants. They will have fun learning the names of different animals, birds and the flowers.
Pool and Park
Parents can take their children to nearby parks or pools and let them play their heart out. Playgrounds or parks provide children with the much-needed space to explore their childhood interests - jump and hide, shout, whistle, run around in the bushes, have a race and create their own world of mess.
It is very necessary to involve your child in some physical activities like swimming, cycling or some kind of sports with other children. It helps them improve their social skills and team spirit. These activities also give children the adequate amount of physical activities required to develop stronger muscles and fight the problem of obesity.
Involve children in gardening. Let them plant trees and play with mud. Medical professionals suggest gardening activities for children help improve immunity. Your child will be delighted to see a flower bloom in the pot because that will in a way prove them that efforts do result in rewards.
When children play outdoors they feel a sense of freedom and enthusiasm to explore the surroundings, which promote creativity. It is true that parents find it challenging to encourage their children to take up outdoor activities over the more tempting activities such as computers and video games, but the onus is on the parents to make outdoor activities more fun and interesting for the betterment of their own children.
| Aug 29, 2020
We must teach our children how to stay safe when they are out of our sights, such as what to do when stranger approach them for feeding, or when they are hurt in secluded place in park. This video really helped my child to stay safe and alert when he steps out of home, Must watch for every parent and child- https://youtu.be/-ayrsHSiVrI