I know spending time outdoors is so important. Especially for children. Yet despite that awareness, it’s still sometimes hard for me to make it happen.
I’m either bored standing out side while they play, too hot, or find myself with “better” or “more important” things to do.
But then I slow down and think about my youth–Drinking from the hose, hunting bugs and capturing caterpillars, watching ants pick up huge chunks of my apple crumbs. I learned so much just from observing and being free to play outside.
I want their childhood to be full of this.
I know this is an important part of growing up and I want my kids to experience that too. I’m making little changes here and there to make these goals a reality.
We’ve started taking our dog for daily walks again, joined a local Wild Explorers Club, we’re doing more nature walks around our neighborhood trail while discussing what we see–Leaves changing colors, or the difference between toads and frogs.
I’m pushing my comfort zone a little but it’s worth it to give my kids a childhood I know will be so enriching.
Check out more of our fall exploring on my Tampico is Color photo blog. More on this topic coming soon!