How to play outdoors with children
Playing outdoors helps the physical and personal development of children
Playing outdoors away from home is one of the best plans you can propose to your child. Both babies and children love to go out on the street, look at everything, explore every detail that catches their attention. In addition, they have a good time while improving their physical and personal development.
Although children are also very entertained playing at home, the fact of going out to the park for them is a very special moment, they are in an environment that is not so familiar and they can let their imagination fly until they believe that they will live a true adventure , in addition to a time of socialization, creativity and practice some exercise.
What to play with children outdoors
– From 0 to 24 months: When they barely have a year to live, the babies still do not have enough muscle to be able to swing or jump down a slide. At this age it is best to play with the sand or ride on the swings intended for younger children, but always under the supervision of adults to avoid unnecessary accidents.
– From 2 years: From two years, they have enough strength to swing without help in swings adapted to their age or jump down the slide. They can also start playing with balls, rackets, bicycles, etc., always without leaving the perimeter of the park.
– From 4 years: And from 4 years old can already combine all kinds of games in the swings and sand with other traditional games and with predetermined rules such as hiding, rope, the circle of potatoes, etc.
Discover nature with children
Besides going to the park, or playing with the ball or the bicycle or skating, the children also have a lot of fun getting to know nature. For them, going to the countryside to spend the day, going for a walk in the woods or going to a school farm to see the animals, it seems the great adventure of their life. Discovering nature means not only enjoying the outdoors and without pollution, it is also a time for children to know the rules that must be respected.
It is important that you tell your child that you do not have to step on the plants, you do not have to tear off the branches of the trees, that nature has to be respected and taken care of. It is also a good time to start inculcating and assimilate the enormous importance of recycling and caring for the environment if you want to continue enjoying these landscapes.