THE HEALING POWER OF OUTDOOR PLAYTIME
Outdoor play is a crucial part of daily life and has gradually become indispensable for people. Promoting outdoor play allows us to get fresh air and explore their environment more.
Why do we need to go outside? Research shows that outdoor play increases fitness levels and builds active, healthy bodies, especially in children. Playing outdoors is also proven to relieve stress and enhance social interactions in all ages.
Children can reap many benefits when they play outdoors, including
- A reduced risk of myopia, or nearsightedness
- Greater exposure to bright light, which enhances health and mental performance
- Opportunities for hands-on learning about physical forces and concepts
- Reduced stress levels, better moods, and improved concentration
- Improve physical development
- Gain social skills by interacting, collaborating and negotiating with others
- Learn about the natural elements and their surroundings
How to spend your leisure time
Unfortunately, it’s hard to get out with friends and family these days. But the good news is that there are many things you can do to reverse this trend in your family. Any increase in physical activity for you and your children will impact overall health.
Outdoor play will take on new importance as we choose Yard Games for the outdoors.
We can have leisure and recreational activities in the yard or indoors. There are so many excellent games suitable to be played both alone and with friends and family. For example, we can play Darts indoors. But Darts is not necessarily an indoors hobby. By getting yourself an excellent outdoor dartboard, you can easily hang it somewhere in your backyard and spend some time outside.
Or we can sleep in hammocks in the yard. The beauty is that the hammock serves as a special place for shared or solo playtime, napping, reading, lying around, and limitlessly innovative ideas. Nylon hammocks are best for sleeping. Hammocks made of rope or netting are more appropriate for brief periods of relaxation.
Read on for a selection of our indoor and outdoor favorites for the best hammocks.
Always wear a mask when you go out and when you come into contact with people. We suggest that people continue to maintain safe outdoor activities to keep up physical and mental wellbeing.
With everyone’s efforts to protect against the virus and hopefully better weather upon us, take advantage of this time to ease your child’s anxiety and spend more time with them. You will both be glad you did.