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As summer unfolds, many parents are faced with the challenge of getting their kids off their iPads and into the great outdoors. With the rise of technology and the convenience it provides, it’s no wonder that kids are spending more time fixated on their tablets. If your kids are anything like mine…pulling them away from Toca Boca and YouTube is like pulling teeth! However, it’s vital for children to get outside and engage in physical activity for their health and well-being. Here are some tips I’m implementing to get my kids off their iPads and outdoors this summer.

Plan outdoor activities

One of the best ways to get your kids off their iPads is to plan outdoor activities. This could be anything from going for a hike, planning a day at the beach, or visiting a water park. By planning activities that your kids enjoy, they will be more likely to participate and have fun.

Set limits on screen time

Another way to encourage your kids to get outdoors is to set limits on their screen time. This could mean limiting the amount of time they spend on their iPads or other devices each day. By setting boundaries, you can encourage your kids to find other ways to occupy their time, such as riding their bikes or playing at the park.

Get involved in martial arts

Martial arts is a great way to get kids off of Roblox or Minecraft. Evolve offers youth programs that can help kids develop their skills and stay active. By getting involved in martial arts, kids can learn self-defense, develop their physical abilities, and have fun.

Make outdoor time a family activity

One of the best ways to encourage your kids to get outdoors is to make it a family activity. By spending time outdoors as a family, you can bond with your kids and create memories that will last a lifetime. This could be as simple as going for a walk or having a picnic together.

Be a role model

Finally, it’s important to be a role model for your kids. If you want your kids to get off their iPads and outdoors, you need to lead by example. Make sure you are spending time outdoors and engaging in physical activity yourself. By doing so, you can encourage your kids to follow your lead.

In conclusion, getting your kids off their screens and instead applying sunSCREEN to prepare for the outdoors, is important for their health and well-being! By making the extra effort to engage with them and make plans for the warmer days ahead, you can encourage your kids to get outside and enjoy all that summer has to offer. So, put down those devices and devise an exciting summer they’ll never forget!