Old-school parenting tricks that still work today - Send them outdoors by themselves⠀
It used to be that kids went running off in their backyard or with friends and parents said 'Don't come home until dinner. Nobody would do that today, but giving children freedom to play and be on their own... seems very old-fashioned but is very good for kids. Playing outside also helps children refine their senses in ways that carry over when they come back indoors. ⠀
Spending time outdoors fosters sensory and motor development, which actually lays the foundation for sensory organization. Being able to pay attention in school is reliant on that, being able to use the eyes to function and read. Being able to control their emotions also relies on being able to organize the senses.