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Outside play- Not just for fun

Oct. 16 – 22 is “Take It Outside” week.  Research is telling us that outdoor play is incredibly important to the development and health of children.
According to research (Fjortoft 2004; Burdette and Whitaker 2005), children who play outdoors regularly:

  • Become fitter and leaner
  • Develop stronger immune systems
  • Have more active imaginations
  • Have lower stress levels
  • Play more creatively
  • Have greater respect for themselves and others