FACT: Today’s children are spending an average of 4-7 MINUTES
of unstructured play outside, and 7.5 HOURS in front of devices!
My family used to be like the majority of families in the US. When we were at home, everyone would go to their favorite corner of the house, and a tablet or computer would consume much of our day. The older kids went to school online, I worked online, and the littles liked to play there. Getting my kids outside for more than twenty minutes was a chore. There was always an excuse as to why they needed to go back inside as soon as the first bead of sweat started to develop.
But we don’t do that anymore.
Last summer we packed up our car and went camping for a week. That week turned into a month. That month turned into the summer. And here we are almost a year later, with my little kids thriving. They love hiking, fishing, identifying plants and animals, learning about new places, and enjoying the landscapes of our beautiful country. If you ask my son if he would like to go hiking, he quickly tosses his tablet aside, grabs his shoes, and encourages his siblings to “come on!”
The next time you are faced with the question on what to give your children, THiNK OUTSiDE! And give them an adventure that will take them there!
What is a THiNK OUTSiDE Box? THiNK OUTSiDE Boxes are a monthly subscription service focused on outdoor exploration AND a year-long curriculum. The service provides quality, useful gear along with very thoughtful activities and educational information that encourage kids to get outside and play. It is not just about the gear or the information, but using both in tandem to become more skilled in outdoor life, while encouraging family involvement. The monthly themed boxes promote character building while instilling confidence, independence, and empathy.
THiNK OUTSiDE is a 2019 Parent’s Choice Silver Award recipient!
What’s Inside THiNK OUTSiDE Boxes? Throughout the year, each themed monthly box includes outdoor gear, water-resistant resource cards, a 20+ page educational & activity booklet, as well as an outdoor challenge to do as a family. Your first box comes with a lightweight packable daypack. You choose your color (Orange, Blue, or Magenta)!
Take Your Homeschool Outside! THiNK OUTSiDE boxes foster a learning experience that encourages critical and strategic thinking, creativity, and outdoor life skills. The Hands-on lessons are everything a homeschool family could hope for when teaching/learning STEM. AND they even offer curriculum resources to accompany their boxes too! Visit THiNK OUTSiDE to preview the seasonally appropriate lesson plans.