Your child is growing and discovering new things every day, and they’re soaking up as much information as they can along the way. Whether they’re dressing up in costumes and learning through role-play, or practicing an instrument and developing their musical appreciation and talent, they’re constantly in a state of being, thinking, and doing. Today’s kids, however, are increasingly turning to electronics for their entertainment, and the repercussions are being felt all over. From an increase in obesity rates to a decrease in cognitive thinking, electronics may indeed simplify daily tasks, but they also stifle our children’s minds.
Get Out and Explore and Expand Your Horizons
You’ve probably heard by now that fresh air is good for both you and your family, but how often do you actually get to get out and enjoy it, in between work, school, and who knows what else? Today’s families are inherently busy, and time for outdoor play isn’t going to make itself. Schedule a family camping trip several weeks ahead of time, or start each morning with a walk around the neighborhood. You may find that the simple things in life are indeed those that bring your family the most joy.
The infographic below explores a number of ways you can reignite the spark for creative play in your child. From outdoor exploration to artistic impression, the opportunities are endless if you just add a little imagination.