A term unfamiliar to many, nature-deficit disorder simply means the effect that spending too much time indoors has on the human body. It’s particularly dangerous for children because being inside all the time means less physical activity. This can lead to everything from higher numbers on the scale to health problems, including diabetes and heart disease, in adulthood. If you are looking for ways to get your kids off the couch, this resource guide (brought to you by Readorium) can help steer you and your family in the right direction.

 

Identifying Their World

 

Kids are naturally curious. As such, it’s important to capitalize on this by helping them understand all of the beautiful things in the world around them.

 

Animal Tracks Identification Guide

Learn to Easily Identify and Classify Clouds

Best Educational Nature Books for Kids

Use These Resources to Learn About Astronomy

How Can You Tell the Direction of the Wind?

 

Backyard Shenanigans

 

There are many things you can do right in your own backyard, whether the sun is high in the sky or rain is on the way.

 

9 Great Outdoor Learning Activities for Springtime

50 Ways to Play in the Rain

14 Sun Science Experiments

How to Create a Wild Bee Sanctuary

 

Why It’s All Important

 

It’s not enough to know how to get outside, you have to understand why it’s so important.

 

6 Reasons Children Need to Play Outside

JAMA Network: Childhood Obesity

15 Health Benefits of Sunshine

The Benefits of Reading Outside

Why Fresh Air Is Important for Children

As we become more and more reliant on technology in our personal and professional lives, we also have to become more aware of how technology affects us negatively. But you don’t have to let your kids become completely acclimated to an indoor, sedentary lifestyle. The ideas above are fun outdoor activities you can enjoy with the entire family.