However incredible technology is, we need to remember the beauty and inspiration that comes from nature. Airplanes were designed from watching birds, dams from watching beavers. Every child should be given the chance to experience nature on his or her own terms. They will have a lifetime of sitting in front of a computer, or being attached to a cell phone.
Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) September 26, 2010
Nature and RV s tend to go hand in hand. RV owners generally spend some of their travel time in National Parks, National Monuments or National Forests. RV travel in the past has tended to foster an appreciation for hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking and more. However with the technology age in full swing, many kids would rather sit in the RV on computers, watching movies or playing video games than getting out and exploring. For some parents letting their kids entertain themselves is an easy solution. Because a connection to the outdoors drives healthier bodies, increased self-esteem and fosters education of basic survival skills, Beaudry RV Company is announcing the top five ways to build a love of the outdoors:
1. Start young. A love of nature and the outdoors can be encouraged at a young age. Taking family trips to scenic areas is one way to start. Whether or not kids complain of aching feet, being tired, or wanting to play with their friends, starting young sets the groundwork for a sense of belonging, respect and interest in nature that may not fully develop for many years.
2. Make it affordable. Loving nature doesn’t mean staying in the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite. RV Owners should consider camping under the stars or utilizing affordable campgrounds. Traveling close to home cuts fuel bills.
3. Make it relevant and fun. Continue to nurture an interest after the trip is over. Collect rocks or leaves and then research them on the Internet once the trip is over. Take time with kids to look up the history or geologic information surrounding a rock formation. Look up the history of a National Park, or medicinal uses for plants and herbs. Another option is to take a guidebook and create a treasure hunt for native species and animals. First one to see a chickadee, pinecone, lake, and piece of quartz wins.
4. Find a way to share. One way to keep children interested in the outdoors is to let them share what they’ve seen with friends. This can be done through a camera, camera phone, blog, video camera or Facebook page. Let kids get creative. Maybe they could put together a movie for family and friends from footage taken, or they could create a Photo book with pictures taken on their adventures.
5. Give kids freedom to explore. Kids today are inundated with technology, are monitored by parents, signed up for activity after activity to give kids an advantage in school or in life. However, giving kids the freedom to explore the outdoors without supervision helps build self-esteem, survival skills and lets kids learn how to be alone without distractions like an iPod or cell phone. (To keep kids safe, have check-in times and an agreement of where they can go and what to do if something dangerous happens.)
“Technology is creating a world we could hardly have imagined fifty years ago,” says Scott Beaudry of Beaudry RV Company. “However incredible technology is, we need to remember the beauty and inspiration that comes from nature. Airplanes were designed from watching birds, dams from watching beavers. Every child should be given the chance to experience nature on his or her own terms. They will have a lifetime of sitting in front of a computer, or being attached to a cell phone.”
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