How to Get Your Children Outdoors

My children had the opportunity to see fruits and vegetables ripen and when left too long they rot. They looked forward to cooking and eating the "fruits" of their labor.

A flower garden is another fantastic way to have them active and engaged in a productive activity.

Flower gardens can be created to bring wildlife. Create a butterfly garden and observe all the different butterflies. Talk about pollination and plant flowers that attract bees. For more tips, visit the National Wildlife Federation's website.

Take Photographs

A great way to inspire your kids is by taking photographs of your activities. Let them capture things that interest them. It's a wonderful way to let them be creative and see things from their perspective. Get  close ups of bugs, plants and their candid moments. Create educational and memorable moments.

Find a way to get away from the TV, computer, and the phone. Enjoy the outdoors with your family!


Orlando Elementary Years Parenting Examiner Senayda Pierre has lived in Orlando for 10 years and is the proud mother of three beautiful girls. Senayda's children are ages 10, 5 and 2. Her oldest daughter is in 4th grade and is excelling in school. Senayda's middle daughter is completing VPK and looking forward to her first year in kindergarten this August. Senayda has been married for 12 years and has a passion for reading and writing. Please feel free to contact her by email with any questions or feedback.

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