Friday, October 30, 2009

We Can Still Play Outside?

My boys spend hours the summer. Since fall has taken hold, it seems like they've forgotten that they can go outside, put on their coats, wear shoes, and enjoy nature. And actually, fall in Oregon can be mild and warm. We've only had a handful of rainy days, so they should be relishing in the gray skies and crunchy leaves.

Sometimes I bundle them up and remind them of their play fort, and since it really isn't cold, they often kick off their shoes, pull off their coats, and dive into the sandbox.

So, I'm putting something to the test. If I put a few new items on their play fort, will it renew a sense of outdoor wonder in them? I'm going to be trying out a new steering wheel and telescope on the swing set. Yes, it is true, I'm doing a product review. You can check out swing sets to see more about the products that this company has.

I will let you know if it is worth it. As a mom, I'm always wishing my kids would play outside more. Sometimes they get stuck in a rut of imaginary play in the house. Wouldn't it be great if they were pirates outside? There is something in me that believes kids need a bit of fresh air each day.

I'll let you know how it goes once these items arrive! I will be honest.

1 comment:

amanda said...

I've had the same thought! Adding a few gadgets to the playset to coax them outside, and make the playset 'new' again!