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:
- Playing outdoors has some really important developmental aspects that are critical in early childhood that we don’t discuss enough.
- Playing outdoors is important for developing capacities for creativity, symbolic play, problem-solving and intellectual development.
- 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!