1000 Hours Outsides podcast
Summary: Childhood is finite at just shy of 9.5 million minutes. We only get one shot at it. One of the biggest decisions we make is how we will use that time. Research has confirmed time and time again that what children are naturally and unabashedly drawn to, unrestricted outside play, contributes extensively to every area of childhood development. The importance here cannot be understated. Every year we aim to match nature time with the average amount of American kid screen time (which is currently 1200 hours per year). Have a goal. Track your time outside. Take back childhood. Inspire others.
The vestibular sense, also known as the balance sense, is the awareness of your body in space. It begins developing in utero and is the first fully functioning sensory system to develop. It is foundational to childhood development because it affects all the other senses.
If you're struggling to connect and date nights are hard to come by, remember that Mother Nature is just a step out the front door. You can recalibrate your marriage with your children around. It has worked that way for thousands of years and it still works today.
Socialization. It's a huge buzz word. We all want our children to learn good social skills throughout childhood but there is a misnomer that simply attending public schools is the answer. Nature play is one of the best and most efficient ways for kids to learn social skills. Learn why in this podcast!
Why 1000 Hours Outside? Where did it come from? Learn the origin here and find out why you might want to join the 1000 Hours Outside Challenge with your family!
Don't stay inside all winter! Get outside with your kids with these simple tips.
Time in Nature Contributes to Increased Academic Success