And the best thing is, your body needs just 10 minutes a day of sun exposure to produce a good dosage of vitamin D. So your kids can enjoy a fantastic health boost just from playing in the sunshine.
Of course, there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing, and sunshine is no exception. It’s for this reason that, while encouraging your kids to play out more, you should also protect them from the sun. For this, you’ll need high factor sunscreen and a hat to protect their face, neck, and ears.
But even if the sun isn’t shining, there are still some surprising health benefits to spending any amount of time in any type of daylight.
It’s for this reason that schools have fixed periods every day during which all children head outside – break time, lunchtime, PE etc. But during the summer months, even when the sun is shining outdoors, your children might not be able to resist spending an entire day on the PlayStation.
It’s up to you to encourage them to spend time outdoors - even if it’s raining! It’s good for their health, their body, and their eyesight – and as they grow up, many of their happiest childhood memories will likely revolve around those endless summer days of non-stop fun.