Kids and Nature: Why Kids Should Be Outside To play

by | Published on | Updated on 2019-12-02 11:19:13


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Most of the adults have spent their childhood outside means out of home to play and meet friends but for the last few years our dependency on technology have changed you lives and especially lives of our children.  

There have been several articles and journals published on the adverse effects of dearth of nature exposure on kids. We don’t realise but it is having major impact on kids mind and thought process. There are plenty of benefits or reasons why kids should be outside to play: 

 

  1. Interest in environment: When kids play in nature then they will get exposed to environment. They can learn the importance of trees and how can it be beneficial for our mother earth.
  2. Good for health: Playing in nature make the kids to run around the field or climbing the trees which will help them to move their body parts. It also gives them exposure to understand the importance of healthy lifestyle.  
  3. Sense of responsibility: Trees or plants can die if we don’t water them timely. Parents can make their kids understand the importance of timely water to plants. If parents assigned this job to kids then they will know if they don’t water daily then plant will die. It will give kids a sense of being responsible.   
  4. Reduce Stress: Kids are constantly under pressure these days due to society and it is imperative to give mind fresh air. In order to do that parent should ask kids to go out in nature and distract mind, which they can’t have indoors.
  5. Promotes creativity and imagination: Playing in open location or in nature will give kids a unstructured style of play which allow kids to interact meaningfully with their surroundings. Kids can think more freely or design their own games. 
  6. Increase confidence: The way that kids play in nature has a lot less structure than most types of indoor play. There are infinite ways to interact with outdoor environments from the backyard to the park to the local hiking trail or lake, and letting your child choose how he/she treats nature means he has the power to control his/her own actions. 

What do you think about it and do you send your kids outside play regularly, send your thoughts and suggestions at [email protected]