How often do you take your kid to a park/ garden ?
March 13, 2007 1:50pm CST
I believe its very important for kids to play in open spaces like parks .. due to too much family pressure )I have a huge family to take care of) I normally do not get enough time to my daughter out inparks so often but I do try and take her atleast once a week ,.. and believe me she enjoys this activity the most .. wish I could take her out often .. we can read stories to her and make her learn so many things while playing in the garden .. do u know any play activity we can do with kids in the park ??
• United States
13 Mar 07
I feel that it is very important to get kids out to places like a local park, the zoo, Children's musueums , local museums, etc. As a home school parent, we often go to the park for a lesson on something or just for a picnic and to study one or two subjects. It helps to break up the day and it helps us to get the fresh air. Matter of fact, we went on a picnic today and we just set and watched someone fly a kite and talked about what it took to get the kite up and how it stayed up. We talked about the colors, wht it looked like flying,etc. Kids can learn a lot without having a book with them. We have also used the park as an art project before. We take a peice of drawing paper and the kids will draw a picture of something neat at the park. We have also used it for writing assignments. It is amazing the things that kids will write about if just given a little bit of time and open space.
13 Mar 07
I agree... it's very important to let the kids run free. Mine are grown now with families of their own, but when they were young, I used to take them out at least twice during the weekend and on long summer evenings after school as well. My boys have carried on the tradition of taking their kids to parks and play areas as well. Of course, they can go much more now because there are the soft play areas when it isn't raining. They didn't have those here when mine were kids, but we still found things to do, like kick a football around, climb up hills and roll back down, playing tag and ball games in the park and of course, the occasional picnic on the hills, or the beach. Kids need to expend their energy as much as possible, and where better than out in the fresh air? Brightest Blessings.
• United States
14 Mar 07
My son is 15 months and we're still in winter, so we don't get out that often. I do try to get him outside to play when the weather's nice. It's a good change for him and there's so much for him to see and learn about. We had a beautiful day today, so we blew bubbles in the yard and had a picnic dinner by the pond at the park. It was great! I hope he enjoys these things as he gets older.