If you are an analogue parent (your childhood was pre-internet and you grew up playing outside) but you parent or grandparent digital children, you won’t want to miss tonight’s episode of The Choose Your Attitude Show. But it won’t be an iPads Vs Adventure battle. It would be much more helpful, seeing as digital devices are not going away any time soon, if we saw them as opportunities rather than opponents. Restricting technology is an unrealistic demand to impose on a generation of kids so accustomed to being wired all the time so tonight I’ll share 5 strategies – ways to use technology to get your kids to want to play outside more. It sounds counterintuitive but it works.

Resources from this week’s Choose Your Attitude Show

Geocaching: https://www.geocaching.com/play

National Trust – 50 things to do before you’re 11 and 3/4: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/50-things-to-do-before-youre-11–activity-list

Woodland Trust: https://woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/things-to-do/

Leafsnap App: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/identify-nature/leafsnap-uk-app.html

Nature Passport: https://outdoorclassroomday.com/resource/play-explore-learn-nature-passport/

Oasis Farm Waterloo: https://oasisfarmwaterloo.org/category/events/

11 Year Old Girl Shatters Climbing Records: https://youtu.be/5P5akoQ_eNI

How to Be More Present: http://debrasearle.com/045

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