There’s an app for outdoor fun
Add some technology to fun, which will encourage your tween to head outside. There are a plethora of apps on both the App Store and Google Play to sift through.
Stargazing: Organize a night walk in search of meteor showers and constellations! Depending on your kiddo’s age and curfew, you can make it a family affair or they can go with friends. For the best experience, choose a clear night, and find an open space to stare up at the sky. Some stargazing apps to consider include Skyview Free, NASA’s official app, and SkySafari.
Scavenger hunts: There’s a wide range of outdoor scavenger hunt apps that can keep your tweens busy during a cooler summer day with their friends. Ones to consider downloading are Geocaching and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. There are also educational-focused apps like Agents of Discovery, Project Noah, and Smart Bird ID.
Make a difference: Charity Miles is an app worth mentioning to your kids, as it enables users to earn money for a non-profit of their choice when they walk, bike, or run. They can support their favourite charity and stay active outdoors.