LET'S GO OUTDOORS!
The importance of bringing children outdoors has been well established as a means of improving resiliency as well as social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
Playing outside gives young children the chance to explore the natural environment, take risks, take on new adventures, push their physical limits, learn new things, & have opportunities for bigger movements, it also has many health benefits. These are all necessary ingredients for building confident & successful children.
At HSEOC, we are committed to partnering with families to help all children be successful, so we make sure to create opportunities for children to explore outdoors daily, even in the winter, so they can get all the additional benefits of outdoor play.
OUTDOOR PLAY HEALTH BENEFITS
Outdoor Health Benefits-
It provides essential Vitamin D
Germs & bacteria mostly live on indoor surfaces.
It provides opportunities to develop gross motor skills & get more exercise.
Outdoor Educational Benefits-
Appreciation of nature
Promotion of problem-solving & imagination
New scenery = more opportunities for learning
Open ended experiences
New discoveries daily