Why Outdoor Learning Boosts Children's Development

Playing & Learning Outdoors

Why Outdoor Learning Boosts Children’s Development

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The beneficial effects of outdoor learning and play on children’s experiences have been known for thousands of years, but parents seem generally more afraid to let their children explore, play and discover outside by themselves. This is the ‘Cotton Wool ‘generation, wrapped up & overprotected in many ways, allowed hours of technology rather than climbing trees, making mud pies and building dens in the garden. Yet playing outside is the best place to help them blossom, bloom, flourish, explore, create, discover, while testing and challenging themselves through curiously exploring natural landscapes. Every parent knows that children are ‘born explorers’ and have a natural zest for getting outside as it is a place of natural, abundant unbounded opportunities for kids to learn.

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