My daughter is no different, but as a mother I try to limit this kind of passive entertainment. And when I can, I encourage her to color or go outside.
When I started doing yoga, I started to get my daughter to do it with me. At first I was a little nervous but she enjoyed it. During the warmer times we try to do yoga outside. She also loves going for walks!! We like walking by the water, where she can see swans and ducks.
However you do it, get your kids outside. They need to reconnect with the world. They are shut inside the house, insulated from the outside world. They become lazy and in bad shape. It’s unhealthy.
Playing outside gets kids in better physical shape, healthier, and forces them to use their imaginations rather than the imagination of some Hollywood executive.
Here are some ideas for things to do outside:
- fly kites
- explore the woods
- treasure hunt
- go to a playground
- go to a swimming pool, beach or lake
- play pirates, or make a pretend fort
- go jogging
- ride bikes
- wash the car
- rake the yard
- water balloon fight
- play tag
- obstacle course race
- just go for a walk, and talk