As the summer approaches, it’s time to start thinking about what outdoor activities your kids should be getting stuck into! Outdoor play is not just a fun way to spend time. It’s also essential for your child’s development.
There are multiple benefits to playing outside, from enjoying the health benefits of time spent in the sun to exploring the world around them. Here’s how outdoor play is essential to your child’s development this summer season…
Keep kids fit and healthy
Playing outside is a great way to get your child moving and exercising. It helps develop their gross motor skills, such as running, jumping, and climbing. Being active outdoors can also improve their cardiovascular health, strengthening their muscles and bones and helping them maintain a healthy recommended weight.
Ensuring mental wellbeing
Spending time outside can also be a great way to improve a child’s mood and wellbeing. Physical activity reduces stress and can go a long way to preventing depression and low mood. Being in nature has a calming effect on the mind and body and can help your child feel more relaxed and at ease.
Creativity and Imagination
The different environments you can find outside can also build a child’s creativity and imagination. They can use or interact with natural materials like sticks, stones, and leaves to build forts, make art, or create imaginary worlds.
In our activity programs, they can explore games with cones, ropes and balls that encourage problem-solving, critical thinking, and innovation. Help your child build their creative muscles with our workshops and sports activities!
Improve their social skills
Social skills are incredibly important for child development. Skills such as sharing, taking turns and communicating effectively are a huge part of outdoor activity. Being part of a group or just playing with another child can help them develop their social skills and form meaningful relationships with others.
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Say yes to the great outdoors and great fun with Kids Takeover!