From the day we are born ,we are surrounded by gadgets, mother speaking on the mobile to relatives, father shooting through a handy cam , sister taking pictures of the new born through the i.pad . With our age the role as well as importance of these gadgets increases in our lives. The elder we are, the more will we demand these gadgets. It is just one of the reasons of children turning lethargic and unhealthy these days, there are many more to count . No matter what the reason is, the crux is that children these days are so busy and gadget freak that they do not prefer going outside in the sun and playing some games which would improve their health. Most of them prefer playing board games or video games instead of running in the playground. There is a need to inculcate the habit of playing and doing outdoor activities in the children so as to ensure a healthy future for them. Outdoor games are must in a child’s life, may be this is the reason why our ancestors were healthier than us!! May be because they were subjected to outdoor activities and games for health as well as entertainment
Outdoor plays are the best for young ones as they it is a necessity for their health, growth and development. It enables them to master their physical skills and develop some moral qualities like leadership and teamwork in them. On one hand, they are exercising and building their body strength and immune system and on the other one they are learning and nurturing their skills, thus learning how to work in a team, interact and communicate. They learn how to leap jump ,run ,throw ,catch ,shoot , control these skills are not just helpful in the games but are often helpful in the daily lives also. The art of controlling is automatically nurtured as children indulge in outdoor activities and games.
But the most important reason why children need to get indulged in outdoor activities is because it burns calories. In the recent years it has been seen that the number of children suffering from obesity has gradually increased and is still counting, there is a serious need to inculcate the habit of playing in the children so as secure their lives and future. Studies have shown ,that around 60% children do not even see the sun in their day ,there is not only a moral but a biological need also to make them go out and indulge in different activities. It has been proven that to promote aesthetic development it is very important to play outside because nature is filled with beauty, there are beautiful sounds ,eye pleasing sights , and the perfect way to feel alive and refreshed. Out in the nature children see beautiful birds , animals , plants , and develop some real and new knowledge themselves with the help of their senses.
So no matter how much sunny it is..teach your child to go out and discover his/ her new side everyday!!