Tuesday

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES at early play:

outdoor play activities for pre-schoolers


Has your doctor written you a prescription for outdoor play? Well they should according to a report 'Whole Child: Developing Mind, Body and Spirit through Outdoor Play' which shows the physical and mental health benefits of regular outdoor play.

"Sixty minutes of daily unstructured free play is essential to children’s physical and mental health."
American Academy of Pediatrics

Time to get inspired, grab your coats and head outdoors for play and learning:

Sand play
Leaf Hunt
Mud play
Shadow play
Create a fragrant garden
Gardening with children
Nature rubbings
Nature table
Looking for insects
Make a bird feeder
Create a lizard garden
Playgrounds part 2: Imagination Playground Park New York
Earth Day everyday
Wonder of water
playgrounds worldwide


Download the full report - Whole Child: Developing Mind, Body and Spirit Through Outdoor Play (pdf)

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4 comments:

Ness @ One Perfect Day said...

This is a wonderful list! I've featured this post on my Tuesday Tots post this week. Thanks for linking up. Feel free to grab a featured at button if you would like one! http://www.oneperfectdayblog.net/2013/05/28/outdoor-play-ideas-for-kids/

Lesley said...

Thanks so much. I am heading over now to have a look and link up to Tuesday Tots for this week.

Simply Sherryl said...

Thanks for joining us last week on Good Tips Tuesday. Just wanted to share that this post was selected to be a feature post for this coming week!

Lesley said...

Simply Sheryl, thank you so much, that is so exciting. I really hope it helps give families lots of ideas for having fun together outdoors.

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