Every Friday on the Early Years Facebook Page they focus on one of the activities featured in the ‘50 Things to do before you’re 5’ app. This week it’s time to discover ‘Little People park Keeper!’ - Activity #27
Adventures in the park. Happy hearts and happy faces. Happy play in grassy places. Time to get the children out for some real life fun and enjoy the open spaces of your local park.
Changes in how we live are affecting childhood experiences. Time for outdoor play is decreasing, contributing to less active lifestyles which are often disconnected from the natural world. The benefits of outdoor play for young children’s healthy growth is widely recognised.
A visit to the park provides an inexpensive stimulus that captures children’s attention and interest and offers countless opportunities to learn through play. Research shows that outdoor free play gives children many valuable benefits, including the development of physical, emotional and cognitive skills.
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