Outdoor Play 2.0
The abundance of technology available to kids these days — iPhones, iPads, gaming apps, and even televisions — can often be daunting for parents, particularly when it comes to encouraging children to spend time outdoors enjoying nature and engaging in physical activity. Distracting kids from their screens is no easy task. But perhaps some of that dreaded technology can actually be useful in this effort. Consider Pokemon Go, for instance, an augmented-reality game that requires getting outside, exploring real locations while hunting for Pokemon creatures. The wildly popular game is just one example of how technology can actually (shocking as this may sound) help get your child immersed in the great outdoors.