Why outdoor play is important
All of us at UKMums.TV enjoy going outdoors with our little ones and taking part in outdoor play. There are many benefits for children’s development - here are just a few.
• Outdoor play not only allows children to burn off excess energy, but it can also be calming and therefore allows kids to recharge their energy levels.
• Playing outdoors helps children learn to interact not only with the natural world around them, but also with peers they may not be familiar with. Being able to form a strong bond with people their own age will help increase their social skills as they get older and go through school.
• Being in a natural outdoor environment offers more opportunities for creative, free play and will improve a child’s imagination.
• Outdoor play also comes with health benefits. Playing outdoors encourages children to participate in physical activity which is important for a child’s development as it decreases the chance of hazards such as growing problems, bone strength and obesity.