Spending time outside reminds us that we are part of something bigger! It helps us shift our egocentric focus. We all serve a purpose on this planet, but how often do we think of our connectedness to nature? Nature is always there. It's dependable, and it's so easy to take for granted. This complex natural world surrounds us every single day, and it is mind-blowing and magnificent if we stop (or at least slow down) to notice. A simple nature walk is the perfect way to unwind, notice, and connect to the beauty that surrounds us.
Spend time outside TOGETHER! Make it a priority, a habit. The fresh air has a magical way of calming our senses and restoring our energy. Read books on a blanket, have a snack, watch clouds, go on a nature scavenger hunt. Outdoor time is a playful way to increase your children's vocabularies, improve their attention spans, and ignite their imaginations!
Plus, think about it... if your children are not connected to the environment, why would they ever want to take care of it?
Where do you and your family like to go to spend time outside?