Date posted: January 19, 2016
Outdoor play is important for children.
The 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth included a Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play which makes the following recommendation to parents:
Encourage your children to engage more fully with their outdoor environments in a variety of weather conditions. When children are supported to take risks, they have more fun and learn how to assess and manage risk in all areas of their lives.
How do you do that? Tips for parents are offered in Get out of their way and let them play. Some additional ideas are included in the infographic below from the Nature Kids Institute.
Looking for ideas on things to do outside? Here’s a list of some books in the Decoda Library collection on outdoor play. To borrow any or all of these books, email firstname.lastname@example.org