Our perfect weekend would include a day out in the country, or even at the local park. Seeing the children running around without a care in the world, enjoying the freedom, the space and the independence is the best feeling in the world. Being outside encourages them to explore their environment and develop confidence in their own abilities. It also encourages them to use their imaginations, making up their own games and their own rules. We look for berries because if we find lots then we know there must be a bear around somewhere! We look for birds and try to name them and see who can spot the most interesting bug!
As a parent, I love them to play outside because I know they are not having to rely on the usual toys, games and television that we have at home. I love to watch them enjoying life’s simple pleasures, whether it’s feeding the ducks, paddling in a stream or climbing a tree. I also love knowing that they are getting plenty of fresh air and exercise. There’s no doubt that encouraging our children to be ‘country kids’ has increased the amount of real ‘quality time’ that we spend as a family and we have created some very happy memories whilst playing!
I am linking this post to Country Kids by Coombe Mill Farm. Why not pop over and look at the other posts or share your own with them? While you’re there, have a look at their Family Farm Holidays. If your family have a love of the outdoors you will have a fantastic holiday here!