Spring is finally starting to make an appearance, after what felt like a very, VERY long, socially distant winter. This means it’s time to play outside! Playing outside has so many benefits, for kids and adults of all ages, and can offer the perfect activity for whatever level of social distancing your family is currently comfortable with.
Playing outside encourages kids to engage in active, unstructured play – running, climbing, exploring – which is great for physical exercise, as well as increasing executive functioning skills. Executive functioning skills help kids learn to plan, problem-solve, prioritize, and multitask. These types of skills need to be learned, encouraged, and regularly practiced.
Need some outside play inspiration? Try one of these fun outside activities with your kids this month.
Try these ideas and you’ll be thinking up your own fun outdoor play ideas in no time! Have fun!
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