It seems like kids today really do have it all. With the sheer volume of technology at their fingertips, there’s no chance that they could ever be bored. But that does come with some downsides. After all, they might never be bored, but that doesn’t mean that they’re actually doing anything useful with their time.
Kids can spend hours simply sitting on their phones, seemingly browsing through the same few websites as their brains slowly turn to mush. Of course, that’s a bit of an exaggeration but the amount of time kids spend on their phones is definitely a concern for a lot of parents.
Fortunately, there are things that you can do without confiscating their gadgets. Here are a few things that you can do to get your kids off their phones and out of the house.
Go to the beach
The beach is one of the best possible ways to spend some time out in the world.
Between the sun, the sand and the sea there’s something for everyone. Whether you want to spend your time sunbathing, playing Frisbee on the beach, or diving and surfing through the waves, the beach is the perfect place for a family trip.
And you know what’s great about it? It is definitely not gadget friendly. Between the lack of places to charge the battery and the amount of time they’ll be spending in the water, there’s very little chance that your kid will be able to spend their time staring at their phone. Which means that you’ll really be able to spend some quality time together.
Retreats are absolutely fantastic, not only for getting your kids out of the house but for bringing families together.
On a retreat, you’ll be able to do team building exercises, have plenty of outdoor fun and all of that in a space where your family values and faith are supported.
Don’t think that it’s just a fair weather activity either. A winter retreat is a fantastic option as well, with specific activities planned around the cold weather.
With so many fun activities available, your kids will be having so much fun that they won’t even bother to think about their phones.
Go on a bike ride
This is one of the best, and cheapest, ways of getting out and about with your kids.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure that it’s pretty much impossible to check any of your gadgets while you’re racing down a hill on two wheels.
The great thing about taking a bike ride is that it can be a whole family activity. You can plan where you’re going together as well as enjoying the ride itself as a family.
Depending on where you go you could even take a picnic along and find somewhere to stop for lunch. If you found the right spot, you might even be able to have some fun competitive races as well.