Once upon a time, kids played outside for as many hours as possible. Then came video game systems and suddenly everyone started staying inside instead of playing outside. Families still go camping though. Some do it the old fashioned way, with tents and all. However, many kids are so used to their technology and comfy beds that a night in a tent may seem like a nightmare.
Getting kids, and the whole family, outdoors can be a great and fun adventure. There are many reasons and many ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Here are some tips on how to have fun outdoors and why you should be doing it.
Why You Need To Get Outside
There are many reasons the outside is good for the whole family. For one thing, natural sunlight is the best way for the human body to get much needed vitamin D. Just 15 minutes a day gives you what you need, but why not spend more time outside.
Time in the outdoors has proven to make kids both happier and healthier. There are so many things children can do outdoors. They can create and learn; plus, being outdoors can help build their immune systems.
Take time in the outdoors to teach your children safety as well. Outdoor safety can include how to deal with wild animals, big and small. How to deal with bugs, including the removal of ticks. And even how to be safe in the sun and in the heat.
You definitely want to make sure your kids learn safety outdoors so that when you adventure further away, for fun camping and hiking trips, they know what to do to have a fun and safe adventure and get more of that inspired zest for life.
How To Get More Time Outdoors
Having a motorhome for vacationing in the outdoors can make it far more fun for families. This way kids don’t have to adventure off for bathroom breaks, there’s no laborious tent setup, and you have extra protection from wildlife.
Motorhomes are definitely an investment, so you will need to have some money set aside to purchase one if you aren’t already an owner. Because there are so many benefits to motorhome ownership, you could look into motorhome financing if you are ready to purchase.
With a camper, you can head almost anywhere to do some camping and nature exploring. You can go to rustic campsites or camp at a nice facility with a pool and game room.
Take hikes. Spend time teaching your children about nature, trees, wildlife and more. It’s a great way for children to learn new things and even get some exercise. You may also learn some things about your children on your great outdoor vacation.
It can also be fun to build s’mores and roast marshmallows while singing songs around a campfire. And with a motorhome you can still have the comfort of a bed to sleep in at night. Nobody whining about the bumpy ground!
With a motorhome, GPS or a map, and some gas money, the sky is the limit for your next family vacation. Your children will really learn to enjoy the outdoors when they have a comfortable way to get there and a nice bed, bathroom and kitchen to come back to after a hike or a swim.