We live in a fast paced world. Many parents find it harder and harder to carve out time to bring their children outdoors because of the demands of their work. Aside from parents’ time being a precious commodity, children’s days are spent doing a heavy load of homework and too much time on their electronic devices. Especially with COVID-19 taking the world by storm, people prefer to stay at home and keep their outdoor activities to a minimum. Despite some countries entering a more endemic state, people are already used to their home-based lifestyles.
However, outdoor activities are a great avenue for your child’s physical and mental development.
(Outdoor activity help on child's physical and mental development)
Benefits of outdoor activities for children:
Children can express their pent up energy while enjoying the benefits of being under the sun.
Getting a dose of Vitamin D. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in many of our body’s processes, from bone development to even our immune system. Being exposed to the sun even aids in healthy sleep — and our mood.
Develops and depends relationships with parents. Through play and interactions in an unconfined, wide open space, it provides a less intimidating space for children to open up to their parents.
(Outdoor activity can enhance parent-child relationships)
4. Ideal for eye development.
Myopia in children is ever increasing in numbers and appearing at younger ages. This is due to children’s eyes being mostly used to view things at a close distance, instead of having the chance of having a longer viewing range. WHO recommends children to spend time outdoors 1-2 hours a day.
Eye development benefits from outdoor activities:
Exposure to the sun can secrete dopamine, which can inhibit the growth of the eye axis and prevent myopia
Outdoor activities allow children to look into the distance, relax their eyes and effectively protect their eyesight.
The cornea of children’s eyes are not fully developed and are more susceptible to ultraviolet rays than adults. Therefore, a good pair of sunglasses are an essential accessory for children to have while spending time outdoors. Eyelet SunPlus is the ideal sunglasses designed for children wearing glasses. Our product was built to encourage children to be able to reap all the benefits of being outdoors, while being fully protected from the harmful UV rays. We hope that with Eyelet SunPlus, we can help families to live a better, healthier life together.