While some children may not need any encouragement to go outside and play, others often do. Since there are so many other activities vying for their attention, such as television shows, cell phones, and computer games, they may prefer to engage in those activities instead. In today’s world, learning how to use technology is not only an important skill to develop, it can also be a valuable skill. Given this, it’s important for parents and other family members to encourage children to engage in outdoor play as well.
A recent survey showed that 83% of the parents agreed that learning how to use technology was important. However, nine out of ten of these parents indicated that they would rather have their children play outside. The Kaiser Family Foundation, for example, found that children between the ages of eight to Continue Reading