Encouraging Free Play in Children
If the area in which you live is not conducive to outside play, then find a park, open field, etc. where your children can play freely and make it a weekly (or more frequent) commitment. You can either just let them go and play with any other children there or plan to take/meet a friend. Bring bikes, scooters, etc. and let your kids enjoy the outdoors. Also, if your children have a particular interest, such as skateboarding or playing with their pets, look for the skateboard or dog park where they can pursue their activities. You might want to make it a family affair, since parents can use some time outdoors too … and what a great way to bond with your kids!