Our simple belief is that in order for kids to be able to unleash their true potential, they must be free to experience the world. By giving children the opportunity to get dirty in the outdoors, we help them to develop and grow.
In an increasingly digital and competitive world, children are spending more and more time indoors. The modern child spends many hours in front of the computer, TV screen or tablet. This leaves little time to reap many of the benefits that the outdoor world has to offer.
For starters, playing outside gives children complete freedom of movement, which helps develop some very crucial motors skills like running, jumping, throwing and catching. Simple games like playing catch can help improve hand-eye coordination and dexterity. These activities not only help in physical development but also help channel energy appropriately and in many cases can convert aggression into positivity.
Playing outdoors doesn’t just have physical benefits; in fact, equally important is the social and emotional development that can take place as well. Children tend to become more sociable when playing in groups as play helps improve cooperation, flexibility and self-awareness. Furthermore, unstructured play can help children become more inventive as they construct games and activities and sharpen their problem solving skills.
Additionally, an active outdoor lifestyle is not just healthy because of the exercise the child gets, but also because factors such as sunshine help build important nutrients in the body and boost the immune system.
The affects of a healthy outdoor lifestyle can be life changing for your children. So, help your children get the best out of life and make sure that they are able to fully realize their true capabilities.