Life’s better outside is a health fact. Studies show that kids who play and learn outside are healthier, happier and smarter. But for many kids today, most of their activity involves sitting indoors, typically in front of a screen. This disconnect from nature is called “nature deficit disorder” and pediatricians have begun recommending that children spend more time in nature.
To discover ways to lure your kids outside, visit NatureRocksTexas.org. There you'll find family-friendly outdoor adventures, parks and nature centers across Texas. And check out Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine's list of 35 Ways to Get Out and Play for outdoor activity ideas like: flashlight freeze tag, a scavenger hunt, backyard camping, building a fort and geocaching.
Do your kids a favor and help them learn how to play, explore and connect with nature. They’ll be healthier, smarter and build happy memories that will last a lifetime.