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Benefits of Movement in Nature

Playing outdoors, water activities and discovery adventures can have countless wholesome benefits for children. Outdoor activities in fresh air and sunshine encourages your child’s connection to nature & nourishes his physical, emotional and mental development. Some of these benefits include:

Physical
  • Vitamin D for strong bones
  • Oxygen intake for cardiovascular health
  • Sound sleep & healthy appetite
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Strength & endurance
Emotional
  • Positive mood
  • Sense of wonder & imagination
  • Awareness & mindfulness
  • Respect for the environment
Mental
  • Brain development
  • Focused attention
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Connection to nature

Offering opportunities for unstructured play in the natural world with an open-ended sense of exploration can help your child develop his confidence through participation in active experiences. Here are a few simple activities to integrate into the day with your child:

Explore & Play in Nature
  • Allow unstructured playtime, follow your child’s lead
  • Take a discovery walk & see what you find
  • Collect sticks, rocks, shells, or other treasures
  • Run & chase each other
  • Pretend to be a bird, dog, or horse
  • Enjoy sand play in a sandbox or at the beach
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By Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. The Whole Baby Guide. ™

A comprehensive and accessible resource for natural baby care. Nurture your baby with nature's principles for a radiant life. Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. The Whole Baby Guide is a complete resource for parents to give their babies a healthy beginning for the first three years.

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