Reston, Va. (PRWEB) December 20, 2012
One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is to “spend more time with my family.” National Wildlife Federation says one of the best ways to keep that resolution all year long is to head outdoors where families can enjoy time together while improving the physical and mental health of their children.
In 2013 resolve to "Be Out There" and spend more time in the company of Mother Nature. By doing this, families can recapture an essential part of childhood that is being lost; the part that makes outdoors the favorite play space.
It’s easier than you think to work into a family routine and National Wildlife Federation’s "Be Out There" program will be there throughout the year with activities, ideas and inspirations to get more green time into kid’s lives.
New research by National Wildlife Federation showed that a lot of parents agree about the importance of outdoor play time:
While acknowledging its importance, parents also shared the biggest road blocks for making outdoor time happen: weather (61 percent), safety concerns (38 percent), lure of technology (36 percent), homework (31 percent). Add to that all the extra-curricular activities that kids today are involved in and it’s not hard to understand why outdoor play time is losing ground.
Besides family time, the outdoors offers many emotional and physical benefits to children of all ages:
Join the "Be Out There" movement in 2013 and resolve to make family outdoor time a priority:
There’s a reason they call it the great outdoors and a New Year’s Resolution to "Be Out There" will help your children understand why. This is one time out the whole family will enjoy.
National Wildlife Federation is America’s conservation organization protecting wildlife for our children’s future.