Saturday, November 2, 2019

365: Play Outside Day

November 2 is Play Outside Day. Between Tinkergarten classes and a park basically in our backyard, we spend a lot of time playing outside.
According to Sanford Health, five of the benefits of playing outdoors are, [it]

1. Builds physically healthier children. 
2. Contributes to cognitive and social/emotional health. 
3. Improves sensory skills 
4. Increases attention span 
5. Happiness and better immunity. 

There’s a lot of great data-driven benefits to outdoor playing, so we spend as much time as we can in nature. 
We headed out to the backyard and the park today. It’s a little cooler than I had imagined, but that didn’t deter us too much. Jude climbed. He did some swinging. He kicked a soccer ball. And then, he just played around in the backyard for a while. Your outdoor play doesn’t have to be fancy to be beneficial! 

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