Encourage your kids to play outside every day. There are so many reasons to get your kids outside on a daily basis like, according to the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), outdoor play builds healthy bodies, raises levels of Vitamin D and “improves distance vision and lowers the chance of nearsightedness.”
Need more reasons? Check out these Fast Facts about Outdoor Time and Children from the NWF.
Children are spending half as much time outdoors as they did 20 years ago.Children who play outside are more physically active, more creative in their play, less aggressive, and show better concentration.Sixty minutes of daily unstructured free play is essential to children’s physical and mental health.The most direct route to caring for the environment as an adult is participating in “wild nature activities” before the age of 11.
(Source: The National Wildlife Federation)
First published on 2019-05-20 20:38:35