Video games, social media, television and cool air conditioning or warm heaters (depending on the weather), can make some kids prefer the indoors. Some can go hours with their eyes glued to a screen without realizing that the whole day has passed by them. And, if you happen to be the same way, children will see it as normal and continue with the same habits. What we have to do as parents is get our kids more active and outdoors for a healthier and happier lifestyle! Plus, it might help cut down on your electricity bill!
Here’s a few tips to get those kids away from the screen and out in the sun:
Set an example
Whether we like it or not, kids imitate their parents. If you’re an avid gardener, swimmer, or a little of both then your kids will surprisingly want to join you.
Get kids to help.
Planting new fruits and veggies in your garden, raking leaves (and jumping in the piles) and other chores are physical activities that also teach responsibility. These little contributions can make kids feel valued and included. Reward them with a trip to the park or a playdate with friends for helping you in the yard.
Play with them.
We can all be exhausted, but push yourself to create memories and healthy habits. Take them outside and kick a soccer ball back and forth, bring some chalk for a hopscotch game, ride bikes or go on a walk with them.
Sometimes the weather won’t allow outdoor play time so you’ll have to improvise and play some physical games inside to get you and the kids off the couch! Try hide-n-seek, obstacle courses made from couch cushions and chairs, dancing to music, keeping a balloon off the ground and even cooking a yummy healthy meal with them.
What We Believe about Vaccines
We at the Million Mom Movement believe in putting high quality food, superfood and products into our bodies and the bodies of our family. We believe...
What does conscious parenting mean? Conscious parenting means that you have a clear understanding that children are independent beings who can...
Family Nutrition Pack: Guide to Optimizing Food Choice
Learning to read labels on all your food will help your entire family experience better health. Here are some things to consider as you up-level...
Family Nutrition Pack Suggested Schedule
Follow this protocol when using the Purium Family Nutrition Pack. This is an ideal amount of product for a family of 4 for 15 days. Green Spectrum ...
Million Mom Movement Scholarship Update
We have made a big change to our Business Scholarship! Taking into consideration what we have learned from the last 18 months, the Million Mom...
One Mom’s Story of How Nutrition Supports Those with an Autism Diagnosis
With Autism rates continuing to sky-rocket and expected to reach 1 out of every 2 kids by 2032, strategies for families living with an autism...
Turn Winter Blues into Winter Bliss
On the December 11, 2020 Fierce Friday Million Mom Movement Council Members, Carmela Velarde and Rebecca Johns shared how you can turn Winter blues...