Internet, gadgets, and other mobile devices are increasingly playing central roles in people’s lives. More and more people including children are busy and spending most of their indoors. Many are actively engaged in their virtual lives. While technology continues to make everyone’s life much easier, a growing attachment to it and the life it represents limits the time you spend connecting with nature. There are several benefits of outdoor play that you and your children may be missing out as you spend less time outside.
If you need any more reason or motivation as to why you should encourage kids to play outdoors, and spend more of your time outside as well, the following can inspire you to get started:
The best playground
The great outdoors is the best place for children to play and develop their physical skills. They can catch, climb, dodge, jump, run, throw, slide, and just about do any activity or play they can think of. But best of all, playing in their natural environment offers them a wide-range of things and experiences that feed their curiosity and delight their senses.
Children can learn a lot from their experiences outside. Outdoor games for kids not only provide physical benefits. They can also promote cognitive, emotional, and social development. Outdoor play encourages children to explore, develop social skills, and harness their creativity.
Develops appreciation of nature
Children and adults alike who spend more time outdoors develop a deeper sense of awareness s and appreciation of the beauty nature offers. When you take your kids outside, you give them an opportunity to marvel in the beauty of the things they see and experience in their natural world. This can help heighten their sensitivity to the myriad of beautiful things they see every day.
Keeps them healthy
Children becoming healthier is one of the many benefits of outdoor play. Engaging in outdoor physical activities help children burn more calories that can prevent obesity and heart-related problems.