4 Tips for Daycares And Schools to Getting Children Out to Play
A number of studies have shown that children play less, are outdoors less and are less healthy than previous generations. Leisure activities outdoors have decreased at an alarming rate in favour of time spent in front of televisions, computers, tablets and smartphones.Yet unstructured outdoor play, whether in nature, the backyard or at a park, not only gets children moving, but also helps them develop healthy lifestyle habits that will last a lifetime.
So, here is why we offer you today
4 tips for daycares and schools to getting children out to play
1. Choose activities or change the rules of a game so that children remain outdoors longer.
2. Organize discovery days to explore playgrounds in your neighbourhood so that the children can play there all together.
3. Encourage games that stimulate the development of cognitive and language skills that children and parents can play at home, and teach them variations
4. Organize supervised play and the conditions under which it takes place so that children have positive experiences that they seek to repeat and share.
To read more on child development, Jambette invites you to download its Clever Little Guide to Getting Children Out to Play HERE