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How Children Benefit From Playing Outdoors

Posted by Marilee Comfort on Tue, May 20, 2014 @ 11:10 AM


Let’s Play Outdoors!

It's very tempting to send your kids outside to play and simply let them be. While you do need to give kids unstructured time outdoors, this does not mean that you should overlook parent-child interactions during outdoor play. Here's what makes the interaction between parent and child in the outdoors so important.

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David Reeves

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Tags: parent-child interaction, play outdoors, play in nature, playgrounds