Children will naturally enjoy and flourish outside when exploring new and known environments.
Just exploring different outdoor areas is a great way for children to be active, learn and develop. Here are some ideas to help make it even more exciting for them.
Superheroes to the Rescue
Braving the Elements
Spending time outside is important for children to develop physical skills, learn and develop through experience and they are more likely to catch a cold, and other bugs, indoors in winter as people bring viruses and bacteria in with them and then may pass them around, especially if the space is not well ventilated. If children are outside, they are less likely to share their bugs. Furthermore, fresh air can support the healing process, hence going outside, dressed appropriately, can be good for you when you are ill (unless you are advised not to by a medical professional).
Let’s get Physically Positive
Role model positive language when the weather is not your favourite.
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I Can See
While you are outdoors, help children enjoy the wonders of nature through the challenge of I can See.
Ask questions, such as: How many trees can you see? What colour is the dog? What do squirrels eat? What can fly? What can you find in a tree? What can climb? etc.
Download the Activity Sheet: I Can See