Outventure with Kids for Their Health

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OUTventure with kids for their health.  When we take our kids on OUTventures we have an opportunity to shape their physical, social, emotional, and mental development.  We have an opportunity to make lasting impacts on their future health.

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Take kids on outdoor adventures to help shape their physical, social, emotional, and mental development.  If you love them, then outventure with kids for their health.  

OUTVENTURE WITH KIDS FOR THEIR HEALTH

Outdoors adventures are fun for the kiddos and make lasting impacts on their future well-being in many ways. 

Physical Well-Being

Take kids on an outventure for their physical well-being.  Kids have seemingly endless curiosity and energy.  They also want to have fun.  For them, exploring the outdoors is fun, satisfies their curiosities, and burns that energy.  All the while, they are improving their balance, eye-hand coordination, and motor skills.  It’s simple.  While they explore, their muscles, bones, immune, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems get stronger.

Social and Emotional Well-Being

Beyond the physical, outdoor adventures are good for the social and emotional well-being of kids.  When kids get exposed to new people and places they learn new skills.  The demands placed on them often call for different responses or elicit new emotions.

On an outdoor adventure, kids must exercise self-control.  Such restraint is not just for the safety and/or comfort of themselves, but for others as well.  These precious learning moments allow us to teach kids.  They learn how to behave as a member of a group, and how to follow rules which are unlike those in their daily lives and routines.  Exposed to new forms of leadership, teamwork, and communication, they gain greater self-control and improve their interpersonal skills.  Beyond these social and emotional benefits, kids gain mental benefits as well.

Mental Well-Being

Kids face new challenges on outdoor adventures which allow them to experience and confront their misgivings and fears.  A positive outcome is good for their mental well-being.  The unique situations and environments of an outdoor adventure engage children in critical thinking and problem solving.  The opportunity to safely overcome obstacles and fears increases their mental toughness, stimulates self-confidence, and engenders a positive attitude towards self and others.

Final Thoughts

In short, outdoor adventures  are good for the physical and mental health of kids.  They are also a great way to help our them grow both socially and emotionally.  Take them out and let them explore.

© 2019 Grey Otter Outventures, Inc.
© 2019 Grey Otter Outventures, Inc.
© 2019 Grey Otter Outventures, Inc.

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