“Playing together in nature is as much about us as it is about the child. Children get to celebrate and be themselves, while we are reminded of our inner child—the essence of who we are.” —Nicolette Sowder
June is National Great Outdoors Month. The benefits children reap through playing outdoors is endless!
The choice of outdoor activities include gazing at the sky, listening to the birds chirp, bathing in the sun, exploring nature, riding a bike, taking a hike, playing a game of toss or red light green light, and so much more. Planning outdoor activities lends space to creativity and opportunity to try messy activities. Learn more about the benefits of outdoor play as well as get some fun ideas for the summer:
- Try these ideas to encourage nature play and these Seven Simple Outdoor Activities from PBS Kids
- Learn about the benefits of outdoor play in this article from NAEYC
- As we experience a few more weeks with the 17-year cicadas, explore these resources to learn as a family:
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