There is no denying that lockdown has been difficult for us all. Our children have been incredible during this period, coping with such uncertainty and disruption to their typical routine. It has also been hard for them because they have not been able to play with their friends like they usually would. However, this does not mean that they cannot have fun. Active fun is important for your children to keep them entertained but also to ensure they are getting the exercise they need. There are a number of different things that you can do to encourage this, which is what we are going to take a look at in this blog post.
Go on a local family adventure
Of course, we all need to make sure that we stick within the rules and regulations when it comes to lockdown and social distancing. However, going on a walk with those in your household is something you’re certainly allowed to do. As you should not travel too far out of your local area, this gives you the perfect opportunity to explore the beauty and wilderness around you. Some of you may be thinking that you don’t have any natural landscape in your area, especially if you live in a big city, yet you would be surprised by what you can find if you really start to look. This gives you a great opportunity to do something different together as a family. Get out there and explore!
Look for active toys for your child’s birthday or their next treat
Next time you buy your child a treat – whether this is for their birthday or you feel like rewarding them – look for ways to incorporate active fun into the equation. Micro scooters are a great example. They are suitable for both boys and girls, and they are bound to cause plenty of excitement amongst your household. However, they also encourage your little one to get outside and embrace the great outdoors. You can read A Guide to Micro Scooters if you need some help with this purchase.
Get your child to help you in the garden
Another way that you can encourage your child to enjoy some active fun is by getting them to help you in the garden. You can make both of you a nice hot chocolate in a flask to keep warm! Then, get outdoors and ensure the garden is in beautiful working order. After all, the garden needs attending to no matter the weather or the time of year.
So there you have it: some of the different ways that you can encourage active fun throughout lockdown. While children may not be able to play with their friends as they were once able to, this does not mean that they cannot get outside and embrace the great outdoors. Follow the advice that has been presented above and we are sure that your little one will be having plenty of fun outdoors during the lockdown period.