Being Outdoors Has a Hand in Happy Children

What Does It Mean to Have Healthy Children?

When you have healthy children, you have happy children.


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When was the last time your child spent over 30 minutes outside exploring?

Did you know that an average American child spends at least 35 hours in front of a screen each week and at most three and a half hours a week playing outside?

There is a non-medical term being used called Nature Deficiency. This is where children are not outside long enough to be able to connect and appreciate nature. Studies have shown numerous health benefits from spending time outdoors:

  • Increase fitness levels, lower the chances of obesity
  • Ability to focus on one thing at a time for longer amounts of time
  • Reduce ADHD symptoms
  • Lower stress levels
  • Develop closer relationships with family and friends
  • Enhance social interactions

These are just a few of the health benefits for children.

How to Have Healthy Children?

Children who are part of organized play outdoors create lasting memories that they share with other children and find they remember more fondly as time goes on.

You can be a part of those special memories by enrolling your children or grandchildren in the Smokejumper Program developed by a former smokejumper and an educator.

Contact Yellowstone Nature Connection to reserve your child in our program.


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  1. penny skateds says:

    Hi! This is a wonderful post. Getting children outside is important.

  2. Roger says:

    Being Outdoors Has a Hand in Happy Children | Yellowstone Nature Connection
    It is so true, children love being outside. Thanks for the article.

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