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 The Importance of Outdoor Play for Kids ? 
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Outdoor play and nature activities are good for kids. But dragging them away from TV, computer and video game screens long enough to enjoy the great outdoors is a parent's challenge.

In his recent book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, author Richard Louv claims that according to recent research, a lack of direct contact with nature is leaving our children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, performing poorly in school and more stressed than a generation ago.

Breaking a child’s habit of time spent watching TV, playing video games and using a computer is not easy and doesn’t have to be done suddenly. Turning off electronics cold turkey and pushing a child out the door won’t allow him to enjoy the outdoors to full potential.

Parents can offer fun, outdoor alternatives to an electronic screen and gradually increase the time spent outdoors. Here are some ways to get your children to spend more time outdoors.

Read more at Suite101: The Importance of Outdoor Play for Kids: Nature Activities Important for Children’s Growth, Development


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I acceded to you .I think outdoor sports are good for the physiological and psychological growth of child .Thanks for sharing this information.
Keep sharing like this.


Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:22 am
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Outdoor play is important because kids really gain a sense of mastery and competency of skills from outdoor play. When they do something like climb up a little dirt hill and maneuver their way down, they learn they can do this, which really adds to their sense of confidence.

They also gain important physical skills because they are learning to run and use their bodies in different ways than if they were playing indoors. There’s also a lot of social interaction that goes on when they play outdoors. Because they generally receive less direction from adults, they can learn by running, yelling, and using their outside voices. They learn what’s appropriate in this setting that may not be appropriate in other settings.

In activities such as water play or sand play, kids are pouring sand back and forth into containers of different sizes, shapes, and volume. So they see that “this much water or sand fits into this container” which they can learn from. Outdoor play is less structured, so it naturally gives children more opportunity for discovery. It gives them a sense of freedom, because adults back off a little bit more outside and allow kids to run and play with more energy and enthusiasm.

Even when you do activities outside, that you normally do indoors, they teach kids different skills. Building with blocks on an uneven surface outside, or playing with toy cars in the grass teaches them about different textures, sounds, and smells because the environment is naturally different from the indoors. Children learn from playing in an environment that’s not sanitized.


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Outdoor play and nature activities are good for kids. But dragging them away from TV, computer and video game screens long enough to enjoy the great outdoors is a parent's challenge.

In his recent book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, author Richard Louv claims that according to recent research, a lack of direct contact with nature is leaving our children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, performing poorly in school and more stressed than a generation ago.

Breaking a child’s habit of time spent watching TV, playing video games and using a computer is not easy and doesn’t have to be done suddenly. Turning off electronics cold turkey and pushing a child out the door won’t allow him to enjoy the outdoors to full potential.

Parents can offer fun, outdoor alternatives to an electronic screen and gradually increase the time spent outdoors. Here are some ways to get your children to spend more time outdoors.

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Outdoor games make children more active and happy. Children can easily come out from the boredom. These games can make their future also.

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Outdoor games are an important part of every child’s life. It teaches them to cooperate , fight for themselves , leadership qualities and lot many other qualities which one cannot achieve by sitting in the four walls of a room.

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