Oh the woes of kids these days! They are always cooped up inside by over-protective parents. Plus they have to beat the several temptations that the gadgets have to offer. Your guess is good as ours then, that kids hardly spend any time outdoors. According to many surveys, an average kid spends around 53 hours a week using entertainment media. It’s time we turned off all the gadgets and screens and encourage the kids to go outdoors. Read here about how today’s kids are missing out on the vast benefits of being outdoors.
Need more help? Team KidEngage is here to your rescue.We have curated a list of awesome books for the kids. After reading these books, they are sure to get motivated to play Outdoors:
What did Kabir find and where did it go? Will he find it again? The simple text is accompanied by graphic pictures lending an interactive dimension to this lost-and-found story. Pictures match clues in the text offering many everyday objects for children to identify as they wander with Kabir through the pages.
Your toddler can keep busy for hours following Kabir and his lost & found story!
2. Ekki Dokki
An endearing Marathi folktale about two sisters. Ekkesvali has one hair on her head; Dhonkesvali has two and thinks she’s great. What happens to them when they meet an old woman who lives alone in a clearing right in the middle of the forest…? This folktale takes on a special joyousness with Ranjan De’s stylised representations, full of interesting details.
Watch here how outdoor play is the best for our kids!
Not just play, you can plan a lot of other activities for the outdoors! Click to read how kids can make some beautiful crafts for outdoors – their garden , balcony or back yard.