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Getting outside to play isn't just fun for kids it's also important for health and wellbeing. Here are 3 great reasons to get your kids out and playing in the outdoors.
1. Reduces Stress.
Getting kids outside to play is a natural stress reliever and a great outlet for stress reduction. According to VoiceofPlay.com, Free play, when children don’t have a structured schedule of what they are doing for playtime, it is one of the best forms of play. It is a great way for them to focus on creative thinking, which allows them to forget what is troubling them. Kids are much happier after play, which helps to improve their behavior, increasing participation in the classroom and being a better listener when it’s time to do their chores at home.
2. Outdoor play reduces childhood obesity. The AAA State of Play article on Fighting Childhood Obesity with Outside Play stress that the more a child moves and is active, the more energy is expended and the more calories are burned. Physical activity also strengthens muscles and bones.
3. Kids sleep better after outdoor and therefore so do parents! The National Wildlife Federation article on Kids Sleep Better With Outdoor Time found that "Outdoor time improves a child's sleep in three critical ways. Natural light from the sun regulates the body's internal "sleep clock" which makes children more alert during the day , and tired at night. More play time in natural settings can help kids get a hight quality nights sleep
Any simple outdoor activity will do, a catch, tag, jump rope, bike riding or climbing a tree. Getting kids happier, healthier and sleeping well is right outside your front door.
Hi! Thanks for visiting our blog. I'm Andrea, mother of 3, lover of the outdoors and now mompreneur. Our family has created a great outdoor product, Color My Worlds Sand & Snow Kit. Our kit is geared towards getting outdoors, getting creative and having fun. We hope you get some creative outdoor ideas from our blog!