This year I am attempting to do the “1000 hours outside challenge” with my family. The benefits of being outdoors for our children and ourselves is immense, although we don’t always have time in our busy schedules to go for a walk as a family except at the weekends.
Let us use this lockdown to change that!
“The concept at the core of this movement is simple – the amount of time kids spend outside ‘actually matters’, though you may not hear this very often. A childhood flooded with nature time benefits kids (and adults) in untold ways. However, the spirit behind it is one of encouragement – not competition. There are often questions about ‘rules’, but the good thing here is that there really aren’t any! 1000 Hours Outside is about striving for engaged time outside, and that looks different from one family to the next. That’s the beauty of nature play; it works for any age and any stage, in any outdoor environment. Remember not to get bogged down on the details. Adjust the goal if you need to. No matter what, we promise you’ll never regret committing to a year filled with making memories outside.” – Ginny (Founder of 1000 Hours Outside)
The website has so much information on the benefits of outdoor play. https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/
Check out their promo video to be a little inspired.
Having your children outside the majority of our time at nursery has been amazing. Each child has developed some amazing skills. Looking back on our blog posts shows how much learning your children have done. The learning does not have to stop even if they are at home.
Official group – 1000 Hours Outside Official Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2188417641476492
1000hours outside challenge UK 2021. – https://www.facebook.com/groups/428765798000744
Official page -1000 hours Outside. -https://www.facebook.com/1000hoursoutside
“1000 Hours Outside is a global movement designed for any age child (or adult) and any environment. Join the journey and watch your life transform before your eyes. Nature holds tremendous power for each and every one of us at any age or stage.” – Ginny (Founder of 1000 Hours Outside)
I hope that the sites inspire you and I will continue to update the blog with local walks, hints and tips.
I may even include some pictures of my own adventures so please share yours.
Enjoy the challenge and most importantly- HAVE FUN!