It turns out that playing freely in nature is really good for kids


It turns out that playing freely in nature is really good for kids

Gee, who would have thought that letting your kids go outside and play freely in nature could actually be good for them? Yep, it's true. All sarcasm aside, it makes sense that kids playing outside has positive effects, but sadly, you don't see many kids playing outside that much. From Psychology Today, "A new systematic review reports that unstructured free play in natural environments positively impacts children’s cognitive development, along with influencing outcomes related to physical activity, fitness levels, motor skills, social skills, emotional well-being, and creativity. For this systematic review, the umbrella term "nature play" was used to describe "unstructured, free play within nature (forest, green spaces, outdoors, gardens) and included natural elements (highly vegetated, rocks, mud, sand, gardens, forests, and ponds or water)."  Bottom line, try to let your kids go have some free play outside, it does them a LOT of good. More here

Source: psychologytoday.com

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