Children are spending half as much time outdoors as they did 20 years ago. Why? Video games, busy schedules - and the weather.
American childhood play tends to gravitate towards computers, video games and other indoor activities, and the heat of summer doesn't always make the outdoors more appealing. But studies have shown that spending time outside can help children be more healthy and active, boost imagination, increase attention span, and improve overall academic performance.
That's why The Motherhood is excited to be working with the National Wildlife Federation's Be Out There movement to encourage families to spend time outdoors. Together we teamed up with 15 creative bloggers to create an amazing e-book packed with great ideas for fun-filled summer days with your kids! Using the e-book as a resource, you can say goodbye to summer boredom, as you'll have plenty of activities for all different occasions to suggest for kids of all ages.
We're celebrating the release of this remarkable e-book with a Twitter party! Join us to chat about tips for being out there, and share new ones of your own. Getting outside can be fun for the whole family, but sometimes we just need some inspiration from other like-minded moms.
Prizes! Prizes will be given to randomly selected participants (U.S. residents only) who answer the trivia questions correctly. Each prize will include a $25 VISA gift card and a Be Out There t-shirt.