Children have access to far more technology than ever before, often spending hours glued to the screen of a computer, smart phone, tablet or other tech product. Although this recent phenomenon can be great when it comes to education, it is also causing children to spend far more time indoors than outdoors.
Studies show that because today’s children spend less time outside, they are missing out on the valuable health benefits that come with taking a break from the Internet to play under the sun. It’s therefore important for parents to encourage their children to spend more time outdoors.
One way to accomplish this is by sharing games with your child that you played as a child, as had generations before you. If age-old games are new to your child, that may make them even more fun.
Here are some fun outdoor games from the past that current youngsters will enjoy: