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Clair Mellenthin is a media expert on children and family issues. She joins the show to talk about the importance of getting your kids outside and experiencing nature. Here are three tips why:

  1. Playing outdoors has some really important developmental aspects that are critical in early childhood that we don’t discuss enough.
  2. Playing outdoors is important for developing capacities for creativity, symbolic play, problem-solving and intellectual development.
  3. Outdoor play has clear physical benefits for developing children including helping children to acquire gross motor skills, eye-hand coordination and helping to prevent obesity 4- Engaging in unstructured free play together as family can also bring you closer, y strengthening your attachment and overall enjoyment with spending time together.

So, get outside and play!

For more information visit ClairMellenthin.com, WasatchFamilyTherapy, or call 801-944-4555.

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