Why kids who play outside develop better life skills
WHAT does it take to get kids away from their screens and outside playing in their backyards?
For many parents and educators this is becoming more and more difficult to achieve with the younger generations of today lost in a world of technology. With the national averages for children engaging in outdoorplay steadily decreasing, the concern is that we are not raising healthy, resilient and creative children in our modern digital society.
An initiative that can help deliver many benefits to children is the Nature Play program that gets kids back outside engaging in unstructured play.
Evidence shows that those participating in more outdoor activities develop vital life skills. Simple activities like sleeping under the stars, making mud pies, building a cubby from leaves or digging for worms provides rich sensory experiences for children that screen time cannot offer.