Have you ever wondered that the kids who play outdoors most of the time develop a strong body and mind rather compared to those who stay indoors? There’s an undisputed and mysterious way of working of nature in the minds of kids as well as adults too! Nature has its own way of refreshing our minds and soul and is always a pleasant escape for us from the bustling traffic and pollution world. Also, a major percentage of the population around the world is suffering from the disease Obesity due to lack of adequate sports or exercise in the early days of childhood.
The nature with its beauty in abundance can make your kids' minds, artistic and the fresh air will make him or her brisk and make them run, jump, climb, swim, dance, throw, all of which provide a kind of aerobic exercises and strength training. Also, these activities improve self-confidence and improve your child’s sensory skills and competency skills to a greater extent.
Also, in the longer run, the early childhood sports and games are known to have helped many to stay fit and active in their later stages of life. Playing outdoors is an important stage of childhood, which will help the child develop physical and mental health.
Parents and teachers alike must make the kids to have a game outdoors as there are so many health benefits to it. Though few children may not want to go out, parents must make them understand the fun in playing outdoors rather staying indoors. The following are the few important and great advantages kids get from outdoors
1. Creativity and expressing nature: kids who spend most of the time outdoors, playing are shown to have creative skills and appreciation toward nature and understanding it well than the kids who preferred indoors. Also, kids will learn most from the nature to appreciate even small things can make a change.
2. Social skills and teamwork: playing out in a park with other kids, will certainly help your child improve socializing skills easily and will learn to trust others in their own kind of way. They will also learn what teamwork means and how to behave while in a group. Also, this will help them develop leadership skills at this early stage of life itself.
3. Physical and mental fitness: As said earlier, playing outdoors involves many activities including running, jumping along, swimming and much more, which are a form of aerobic exercise and also it’ll make them focused on the surroundings as not to get hurt or fall down. This will keep them alert and in a way make them more observative and improves listening skills.
4. Academic benefits: surveys show that children who play a lot outdoors are observed to develop intellectually. They also have developed good motor skills, increased confidence levels, and social and academic skills.
With all these benefits, why wait any further? Take your kids outdoors today and let them enjoy the nature and appreciate life in their way.