Children, just as us adults, get upset from time to time. It could be a temper tantrum over something silly, or it could be something else entirely that is bothering them emotionally.
Especially when they are having a rough go of it.
If you are looking how to soothe a super upset child - we are sharing our tips on the many ways that going outside can help to calm them down.
We break down what helps them and why it helps them, so you can understand the benefits of taking them outside on a regular basis!
Let Them Get The Energy Out
Sunshine Helps Create Happiness
Playing Helps Them Become More Creative
It Helps Their Emotional/Social Growth
Another wonderful benefit of children being outside is that they have the access to nature, and being able to explore beyond the confines of their playroom.
They can look around them and find so many things to learn about.
You could even give them the gift of nature by planting a garden together.
This can also give them a sense of responsibility, too.
Watering the plants can be a big responsibility if they want their garden to grow big and tall!
In addition to this kind of play outdoors, you could also encourage your child to do other activities in nature with you.
Walking together can be a great way to reduce stress and put your focus elsewhere.
Plus, along the way, you and your child can discover plants, insects, and animals they may not have seen before.
When you think about the little ones, toddlers in particular, they are still learning all about the things around them.
This includes using their five senses.
When they are outside, they can experience a bunch of different kind of senses.
From a fragrant flowerbed to running their fingers through the mud, there is so much outside that they can see, touch, smell, hear, and if you have a garden - taste!
There is so much outside to see and to do.
They are, again, able to put their minds elsewhere and calm themselves down, especially through things like touch and smell.
Lavender is a great stress buster, which makes it ideal for planting in your yard or in a planter.
Fresh air and playing in the great old outdoors is a wonderful way to reduce stress in your child.
Letting them play outside on a regular basis can help their creativity, social skills, how to regulate their emotions, lessen their anxiety, and more.
Not only will being outside help your child, but it can also help you, as well.
So, you and your children can bust that stress together!
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