Fun Outdoors

Nature-Based Play

Both playing in nature and simply being outside offer children significant mental and physical health benefits. Nature-based play can reduce anxiety, phobias, and depression, as well as decrease the risk of obesity and heart disease later in life. Despite the benefits, children today are spending less time outside than ever before. As parents and educators, we need to make a conscious effort to encourage kids to explore the great outdoors. Read more about nature-based play via the resources below.