importance of free play

Although children are naturally inquisitive about their surroundings, the concept of play and recreation has evolved in a way that can stifle this curiosity. Where once the word ‘play’ meant exploring the great outdoors, it now evokes images of children huddled around the TV, or tapping a hand-held screen!

why our kids need to play outdoors?

More and more studies are finding that allowing children to play outdoors can do wonders for their growth and development; but there are, of course, issues relating to safety, especially for families that live in urban city environments. As parents, how are we to find the best solution? Experts in child development are coming forward to promote outdoor play, but many are skimming over the problem that there are now fewer places to safely play outdoors than there were when we were kids. Fortunately, we’re now starting to see outdoor areas, even in inner cities, becoming more welcoming, educational, and safer for kids. Online resources also offer plenty of parenting tips on games to play outdoors and how to find somewhere to play them. So there’s no better time to start encouraging more outdoor play! This article explains everything you need to know.

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