Nature deficiency disease is now afflicting children in the United States, the United Kingdom, and a number of other nations, according to Richard Louv, author of Nature. A strong connection to the outside world is essential for a child’s healthy growth in so many ways. Children may relax, challenge their boundaries, and improve physical talents and skills such as strength, balance, and flexibility by going outside. Children’s capacity to relax and focus during classwork has been found to improve when they spend time outside.
If you have a large yard and children of varying ages, this is a great option. Then compartmentalizing is a great method to get children to spend more time outside in a peaceful manner.
Making a Fun Play Area for Younger Kids
Children frequently enjoy playing in specialized playgrounds and treehouses from the time they are toddlers until they reach adolescence. It’s simple and inexpensive to set up a playground on one side of your yard. Look for slides, outdoor dwellings, and play structures that combine many elements (such as steps, a pathway, and a slide). Climbing structures, spending time in their playhouses watching the world go by, and developing their strength at chores like swinging or using monkey bars are among activities that children enjoy.
Distinguishing Your Grass/Turf Zones
One disadvantage of having kids run around in the yard all day is that they, like any heavy machinery that rests on a grassy area, can harm the grass. Consider paving two or more green zones surrounded by asphalt to save money and keep your lawn looking spick and span (think of these areas as small play rectangles). Falling from even a little height onto a hard surface or one with short grass can cause injury to children.
Because artificial grass requires little to no upkeep and provides a safety net for your children, you can kill two birds with one stone. For safety, grass can be used in areas populated by younger, more active children, such as playgrounds. If you have a high tree house or playhouse, choose higher grass to give greater protection for your youngsters.
Making a Zone for Older Kids
Middle-schoolers will most likely love spending time in the garden with their elder siblings or participating in activities such as swimming, reading, and cooking s’mores. Their paved area can include genuine grass as well as amenities such as a small pool or hot tub, seats, and a fire pit, keeping them outside all save the worst winter months.
If you don’t have enough space for a pool, a basic fountain with seating can suffice (shaded by a tree). This will be sufficient motivation for children to take their favorite books outside for reading or studying activities. The soothing sound of a fountain, as well as certain smells such as lavender, can help children relax. Encourage them to grow plants with scents that can help them relax and focus.
An Area for Older Adolescents
Teenagers who are older will most likely like having the terrace to themselves. With remote control awnings or elegant shade sails, make sure your patio is well-decked and shaded from the sun. Statues, potted plants, and (if space allows) a Balinese bed may all add to the charm of a big patio. A greenhouse is also a great area for teenagers to get away from their younger siblings for a bit and focus on cultivating their favorite plants, flowers, and herbs.
In today’s world, many youngsters do not spend enough time outside to develop a fundamental relationship with nature. Designing an appealing garden may make a great impact.
If you have a large family with kids of varying ages, compartmentalization is essential. The beautiful thing about having distinct locations is that you’ll be more inclined to enjoy them all in your spare time, when the kids are at school and you have the entire house to yourself.