Outdoor Toys For Kids
How great are outdoor toys for kids? You look out the window and there are your kids, their friends, in fact half the street, throwing and catching, dodging and weaving, bouncing and balancing. They’re out racing like rabbits in the...
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Outdoor Toys For Kids: For Healthy & Happy Kids
Kids love being outside. Sometimes they need a little encouragement, but once they’re outside, they realise that outside is better than inside. That’s why buying them outdoor play equipment is so important. The outdoor toys for kids draw them outside.
Keeping Fit & Healthy Outdoors
Having encouraged them to be outdoors it’s important to teach them to take a few precautions. Of course, if it’s hot, kids need to get into the habit of slipping on a shirt, slopping on the sunscreen, slapping on a hat and sliding on their sunnies. Seeking out shade is also smart. In addition to their outdoor toys for kids, they should have a water bottle and take regular sips. Even on cool days, kids can get dehydrated. And solid footwear’s also a great idea to prevent cuts, bruises and stings. But once they’ve taken these few precautions, the backyard or the oval or the beach becomes an awesome playground.
Experts Weigh In On Why Outdoor Play Is Great For Kids
It’s great when the experts confirm what we already know. Here’s five very important reasons why medical experts confirm outdoor play for kids is so important to their physical and mental well being:
> Playing Outside Improves Kids Vision: Ophthalmologists (eye doctors to you and me) have proved that for every additional hour kids spend outside per week, the chance of them becoming short-sighted drops by 2%
> Outdoor Play Improves Social Skills: Unstructured play significantly improves kids ability to socially interact and strengthens their language and communication skills.
> Outdoor Play Increases Kids Concentration Spans: Experts have proved that outdoor play in green settings, including beaches and parks, improves concentration.
> Outdoor Play Reduces Stress In Kids: Researchers from the University of Colorado have shown that playing outside enables kids to tune out from the stresses of daily life.
> The Outdoors Is A Great Source OF Vitamin D: The American Academy of Pediatrics says Vitamin D is vital for strengthening bones and helps ward off heart disease and diabetes
So outdoor toys for kids makes so much sense on so many levels. Expert studies have shown outdoor play equipment that gets kids into the sunshine and fresh air has so many important health benefits. And kids will tell you that outdoor toys for kids are just heaps of fun. So no matter what the game or activity, everybody wins.