Why it’s vital to make time for outdoor play

5th April 2017

“Outdoor play is slowly being realised for the prominent factor that it plays in child development.  However, there is still a long way to go in places, to rectify the damage that has been done in placing emphasis on conventional teaching and grades, at the expense of the children’s outdoor time.”

Sonia, is a home school educator and mother to three young children in Sweden. In her recent blog ‘Outdoor Play for Children and Nature’s Sanity!’ on Mamma’s School, she explores the importance of outdoor play to children’s development and why, as parents and teachers, it is vital to make time for children to play freely in the great outdoors.

“Anything that can be done indoors, once taken into the great outdoors becomes more of an adventure, so naturally more fun to do, and ultimately they remember the experience more. The outdoors inspires them and challenges them to be more creative. With fewer rules, the children are freer to let their imaginations take over.”

Sonia encourages everyone to sign up to get involved in Outdoor Classroom Day on 18 May 2017!

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Wohoo! Top marks for signing up!!!

Thanks for joining the movement, we can’t wait to see what you get up to on the day! Please share this with your colleagues and friends to help us make it possible for every child to get outdoors to learn and play every day 🙂

Thank you for supporting Outdoor Classroom Day!

We’ll send you a newsletter shortly. Time to play is critical for every child – share your moments with us by tagging #OutdoorClassroomDay and make every day a day to learn and play outdoors!

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