Every parent knows the trouble you have to go through in order to get your kids to enjoy any activity other than playing video games or texting their friends. As a mother, I always want to make my kids interested in learning while playing and want them enjoy exploring new things.
For me it’s sometimes difficult to make my point which is why I try travelling with them as much as possible and get them to visit museums, parks, go swimming, hiking and any other activity that gets them out from the house and among other children their age.
Luckily for me, there are a lot of websites where you can get inspiration from and provide you with many ideas when it comes to fun for kids. One of my favourite ones is famildaysout.com, where I can find out amazing and fun things to do with children indoors or outside, wherever we decide to travel through the country.
If you think about museums you can choose from the International Spy Museum in Washington, the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Nebraska, the Monte L Bean Life Science Museum in Utah, Fort Wayne Museum in Illinois, SciWorks in North Carolina, the Alabama Museum of Natural History in Mississippi and the list goes on for each state in the US. And it’s not just museums, on Family Days Out you can find theme parks, zoos, tours, natural parks and many other amazing attractions that children of all ages can enjoy while parents rejoice for the happiness of the young ones.
It’s a huge challenge for parents to get their children involved in different activities but encouraging them to be more engaged in what they do while learning, seeing different species of plants and animals, hiking in the forest of a natural park or get together with other children and have a blast in a theme park is important and believe me, your kids will appreciate your going through the effort in making them have these activities.
Don’t let your children stay in front of the computer all day after school, one day they will probably have a job that implies staring at a screen for eight hours, make them do stuff, get them to be active and teach them to learn in an attractive way by having fun. Let find out as many things about the world we live so that they can appreciate every being and find out that if you know your past you can better shape your future.
So for all parents out there, don’t indulge your children and let them just laze all the time, find out some activities they can do, or you as a family can do. Take them to museums and planetariums, go hiking and skiing and if you lack inspiration be grateful there are sites like Family Days Out to help you up.