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5 outdoor activities that you must do with your toddler

Rashmi Pandit
1 to 3 years

Created by Rashmi Pandit
Updated on Oct 09, 2015

5 outdoor activities that you must do with your toddler

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.
Play-Date
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.
Educational trips
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.
Physical activities
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.
Nature activities
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.

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| Jul 12, 2017

nice Rashmi, thank you.

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| Sep 11, 2016

thanx for the info...... I have a toddler at home , who is very active......... such activities are must for here over all development...

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| Sep 11, 2016

Useful suggestions.

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| Sep 10, 2016

thanku for suggest

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| Sep 10, 2016

good suggestion

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| Jun 04, 2016

Nice suggestion....

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