Playing outside gives your child the chance to explore the natural environment and have adventures. They can play favourite games, test her physical limits, express themselves and strengthen self-confidence.
When your child is outside, they probably have more space and freedom for big movements, like running, jumping, kicking and throwing. Physical activities like these are good for his health, fitness and physical development.
Outdoor play awhi your pepe (Under 2s) to learn about different surroundings and can make them feel more comfortable with the world around them. Some ideas for outdoor play with your baby include:
Toddlers (2-3yrs) are keen to explore the world around them and test out their growing physical skills. Outdoor play for your toddler might include:
Preschoolers (4 years) are learning to play with other children. They also like make-believe. You can help your child make the most of this stage with outdoor play ideas like:
Outdoor play can also mean more mess – and more mess often means more fun!