In this modern world, children spend more time indoors than outdoors. They are more inclined to play video games, gadgets, or even watch TV shows all day. Indeed, technology has overtaken the lives of the kids. It’s quite sad and alarming. But you can’t blame most of these children because some parents nowadays are overprotective. They don’t want their kids to get hurt thus, preventing them from playing outside. But with the right supervision and guidance, your child will be alright.
Thinking of a good way to entertain your kids this summer? Why don’t you let them loose and allow them to play outside? It’s cheap, and you don’t need to spend. I’m going to list several reasons as to why you should let kids play outdoors.
5 Benefits of Outdoor Play
Improve their social skills
– Exposing and letting them play with other kids will make them socially healthy and enhance their self-confidence. If you take your child to a playground, there is a chance that he/she will see other kids playing. By allowing your child to play and interact with other children, it promotes coordination, teamwork, social skills, and leadership skills. Having said that, it reduces the risk of your kid to have an anti-social behavior and prevent them from being an introvert.
To be physically fit and prevent obesity
– Outdoor play is a form of exercise, and if combined with the right diet, it reduces the risk of developing childhood obesity and help maintain ideal body weight.
Improve mental health and emotional well-being
– Most parents are unaware that children could also experience anxiety and stress. By letting them play outdoors, it’s a good way for kids to de-stress and strengthen their mental health. When you do physical activity, the body releases brain chemicals such as endorphins which make you feel happier and more relaxed. Thus, reducing stress and anxiety level. Playing outdoor doesn’t only improve physical health but also mental health.