At The Adventurous Child, we’re proud to promote the educational benefits of outdoor play. We also appreciate all the physical benefits children receive from their time on the preschool playground. Research shows (Fjortoft 2004; Burdette and Whitaker 2005) children who regularly play outdoors:
– Become fitter and leaner
– Develop stronger immune systems
– Have more active imaginations
– Have lower stress levels
– Play more creatively
– Have greater respect for themselves
By encouraging them to play outside, you are helping to reverse childhood obesity rates while creating happier, healthier, more confident children. Get more ideas on what the children can do on your preschool playground.