Charlotte Mason recommends for children from birth to seven to spend 4-6 hours outside daily. I agree that outdoor time is so beneficial for young growing minds and body, but London's winter are much milder then our Canadian one I am sure. We can easily get many hours outdoor during spring, summer and fall, but our long winters can be a bit more challenging.
On those days when the weather permits us, we go out and play. Skating, sledding, going to the parks or just taking a walk in the wood are a few of our outdoor activities. Of course, we bring along some hot chocolate and a warm coffee for mama.
With all this snow we had this winter, I am ready for spring and warmer days. Reading this post gave me a few more ideas of what we could do as we spend time outside
- Free play in open space
- Sight seeing
- Picture painting
- Games like : Follow the leader, riding bike, jumping rope, tag, riding bikes etc
- Nature walks
Are you ready for spring???