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Outdoor Play

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Playing outside gives your child the chance to explore the natural environment and have adventures.They Can play games, test physical limits, express themselves and build self-confidence.

Written by: Sharon Donnellan  

Outdoor Play

 

 

 

Outdoor play improves physical developmentPhysical skills are important for growth, physical coordination and the movement of the body. When children play outdoors they increase their ability to balance, jump, climb, throw, run and skip

 

Playing outside gives your child the chance to explore the natural environment and have adventures.They Can play games, test physical limits, express themselves and build self-confidence.

 

Outdoor play can also mean more mess – and more mess often means more fun!

 

When your child is outside, they probably have more space and freedom for big movements, like running, jumping, kicking and throwing. Physical activities like these are good for your child’s health, fitness and physical development.

 

 

Outdoor Play Ideas

 

  • Sand & water play
  • Ball games
  • Hoola hoops
  • Hoopla
  • Walks
  • Bike rides
  • Sweeping up leaves
  • Gardening
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Painting
  • Drawing on the pavement with chalk
  • Make an obstacle course
  • Sports - kick a footy, shoot basketball hoops
  • Collect leaves, flowers, other pieces of nature from the garden - put them in a container for art use
  • Use the leaves to make a potion - mix with water, oils, food dye
  • Outside art - put an easel outside, tape paper to the fence and paint, use a bin lid

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