1. Go on a Treasure Hunt
Here’s a great way to keep the family fit and teach your children about trust, teamwork and problem solving at the same time. Take them to a local park and set an expedition course on a map. Circling various checkpoints. Take turns navigating to each point on the map and leading the team to each destination. “Start out with an easy course in an open park,” suggests Claire Small, a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with London’s Pure Sports Medicine. “Stay together and explore terrain features, study map clues and look for the secret treasure.” Sound too complicated? Then merely go hunting for insects, animals or flowers. You can’t entertain a young child much better than finding a slumbering beetle under a log or rock.