With technology everywhere we turn, many children do not get outdoors enough. Despite parent?s constantly encouraging outdoor entertainment, many children are still drawn to their technological devices indoors. With the upcoming gift giving holiday season, you can gift your child with outdoor activities. These activities are sure to get them off the computer and into the outdoors.
Trampolines can be a lot of fun. If you remember back to being a child, you can probably remember how excited you were to jump on your first trampoline. You can increase your jumping skill by learning advanced skills like backflips and back tucks. A trampoline is also good for exercise, encouraging not only outdoor activity, but also increased exercise. Make sure your children are safely jumping by purchasing an outer net that stops them from falling off the trampoline.
Roller skates and bikes
Roller skates and bikes are a timeless outdoor activity. You probably went roller skating and bicycling with your friends when you were a child. These outdoor activities are also great for encouraging exercise. You can even improve the entertainment by adding a source of technology. Gift your child with a Go Pro, which is a device that allows them to record their roller skating and biking skills. This connection to technology is likely to get them outdoors, even if it is to create a video to use on the internet.
Skateboarding has been around for many years in the United States. In fact, the U.S. accounts for more than 50% of the total skateboarding market. There are currently over 500 skateboard parks that exist in the U.S. right now. Even if your child has never been exposed to a skateboard, they are likely to enjoy learning the sport. Skateboarding is still considered a popular activity and your child will enjoy the opportunity to learn it. There is also the option of a battery skateboard, which is becoming very common today.
Automatic skateboards or electric longboards are becoming more popular. They are starting to take over the regular skateboarding and roller skating industry. Again, the electric powered longboard encourages children to get outdoors by the use of technology. Automatic skateboards are similar to regular skateboards except that they have an automatic power. This electric component allows them to get around much quicker. They can also improve their electronic motorized longboard skills. About 11 million people self report that they enjoy skateboarding on a regular basis. Using this enjoyment of skateboarding combined with the automatic skateboard is a great way to get your kids outdoors.
Outdoor activity apps
It is likely that your child has access to a phone or mobile tablet. While you might find it difficult, even impossible, to pry it out of their hands, you can introduce them to apps that get them outdoors. More and more app developers understand the need for outdoor entertainment. There are games and programs that encourage children to gain points and win by spending time doing things outdoors. This could be walking or biking while attempting to locate a rare in game character. Gifting your child with a mobile device does not mean that they have to entirely give up outdoor activity.
Whether it is due to technology or a shift in exercise habits, children are not spending as much time outdoors as they once did. This gift giving holiday season, consider gifting something that will encourage outdoor exercise. Any outdoor sporting equipment is a good choice, including bikes, roller skates, a trampoline, a traditional skateboard, or even an automatic skateboard.