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UNDER THE BIG BLUE SKY: SUMMER OUTDOOR PLAY

Posted on August 02, 2017 by Customer Service | 0 comments

The best classroom and the richest cupboard are roofed only by the sky.
- Margaret McMillan

By mid-summer, during the warmest days of the year, families are already being bombarded with back-to-school promotions online, in stores, and in shopping malls. 

While planning ahead is always to be commended, it is important not to forget the present. Remember, it is still summer! 

Make the most of these warm days full of blue sky and sunshine and get your kids outside. Even if they balk at the suggestion to go outside and play, once they are out in nature, most kids will play happily for hours.

 Benefits of Outdoor Play

  • Playing in nature can be relaxing. It gives a break to over active minds and provides a rest for tired eyes that have spent too much time looking at screens.
  • Surrounded by nature, children feel a connection with and gain an appreciation for other living things.
  • Running, biking, and playing games increases physical activity and promotes health.
  • Allowing kids to run around outside "letting off steam" and use their "outdoor voices" results in kids who will be calmer and more relaxed when they come back indoors.
  • When kids play with others, they learn to play cooperatively practice problem-solving. Building stone bridges across streams, ramps for tree squirrels, fairy houses made out of branches and leaves all lend to working together instead of competing with each other.

These open-ended and creative toys can add fun to outdoor play!

Bajo Wobble Wobbling Chicken Blue

This Wobbling Wooden Chicken is fun to watch roll and spin in circles as it wobbles up and down.

 

Hape Star Magnifying Glass Little Prince - Oompa Toys

The Wooden Star Magnifying Glass lets kids inspect the smallest ants on the ant hill. 

HQ Sleddy Pocket Kites - Rainbow - Oompa Toys

This Kids Rainbow Pocket Kite is portable and easy to carry where ever your family is going!

Have a suggestion for outdoor summer play or games? Leave a comment and share!

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