Growing up in contact with nature is essential for the health, development, and learning of the child.
Autumn is the favorite season of the year for many people, as it is not only a time of transition, in which it begins to refresh and more welcoming things are craved, but it also offers us new aromas and colors.
In addition to all that, it is also a season that lends itself to doing different things as a family. Such as;
Going for a walk
With temperatures dropping and the sun’s rays getting lighter, it’s easier and more enjoyable to go for a walk. Whether it is to a park, forest, or simply in the neighborhood, walking and enjoying its pleasant climate is something beautiful that we can do as a family. And can impact your kids.
Having a picnic
A picnic is a beautiful activity that never fails, and now that the days are cooler and the flies are not as present as in summer, we can enjoy them even more. Just choose a nice place and prepare everything you need for a picnic, starting with the basics: a blanket to sit on the ground, and food and drinks for the whole family.
Playing and running
Take advantage of the good weather, you no longer have to wait for the sun to go down to go out to play with your children. You just need to enjoy the autumn afternoons away from home, playing and running with the children. You can also go out accompanied by things like a ball or a rope to play, or else, resort to other popular children’s games such as ‘blind man’ or ‘policemen and robbers’.
Flying a kite
Another activity that you can enjoy in the autumn with the children outdoors is to fly a kite. It is enough that we look for a large field or esplanade and without trees, to enjoy this fun game.
Being in contact with nature is not only beneficial for the mental health of the whole family but also favors children’s learning. Doing a fun activity like a fall-themed scavenger hunt can be a good activity to stimulate their learning.
Since we are talking about physical activity, we must remember that it is important to take care of our health and exercise is part of it. With the change of season, we can move certain exercises abroad and do them as a family, such as yoga, dance, or practicing a team sport.
Riding a bike
Another way to exercise in this beautiful season is by taking family bike rides, both in the city and in the countryside, always taking into account the appropriate precautions for each place or situation.
Gardening is another activity that we can enjoy with children this season, as fall is the ideal time of year to plant flower bulbs such as tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils that will bloom in spring or chrysanthemums for winter.
If, on the other hand, we have a garden or want to start one, at this time we can plant celery, zucchini, sweet potato, onion, broccoli, lettuce, or carrot, as well as aromatic herbs such as valerian, rosemary, thyme or parsley.
We can include it as part of an autumn picnic, or dedicate an afternoon or outing specifically to this precious habit, organizing a storytelling or reading circle with the children.
How about a movie night outside or under the stars? If it is not cold, we can have an afternoon or movie night on the patio of our house, placing blankets and cushions to be comfortable and preparing a healthy snack or snack.
And finally, a nice idea to take advantage of those outdoor outings in autumn: take a photo session. Enjoy the beautiful colors and landscapes that the change of season provides with your kids, and your creativity to take some fun pictures.