A picnic is a perfect way to unwind and enjoy time with your loved ones away from your normal routine and act as a low-cost form of entertainment and relaxation.
Being a school holiday, it is important to go picnicking with your kids. There are many other plenty of reasons for picnicking but here are some of the top 5 reasons why you should go picnicking with your kids in Kenya.
1. Physical Health
Playing outside benefits your kid’s physical health. A picnic on a sunny day helps in vitamin D and calcium absorption. Just don’t forget your sunscreen when spending the day out in the sun.
2. Family Bonding
Going for picnics allows you to fully focus on your children with no distractions. Picnics are the ideal opportunity to make your kids heard and loved. A little family competition may also help with family bonding. Plus, you never really know what you could learn from your kids.
3. Improved Mental Health
The fresh air is beneficial to your child’s mental health. Spending time outside has been shown to reduce levels of anxiety and lower activity in the parts of our brains related to mental illnesses.
4. Self-Reflection Time
Everyone can benefit from self-reflection and meditation. Picnics are relatively peaceful environments that encourage these introspective behaviours. It’s important to give children time to be alone and learn more about themselves through self-reflection which can be done through a picnic.