Playground Social Skills

Outside playground activities help to develop crucial social skills. Children learn skills such as sharing, turn taking, cooperation, conflict resolution and spatial awareness. Studies show outside time is valuable to our overall health and wellness.

  • Pragmatic: Studies show children naturally increase activity levels just being outdoors vs. indoors

  • Inclusive: Nature "tends to meet children where they are," allowing kids of all ages, interests and developmental stages to find activities that will engage them

  • Psychological: Being outdoors eases stress and alleviates anxiety—benefiting mental health and physical health

https://www.childrenshospitals.org/newsroom/childrens-hospitals-today/articles/2018/02/doctors-prescribe-outdoor-activity-with-naturephl-program

https://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/spending-time-outdoors-is-good-for-you

https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-12-30/getting-outside-prescription-better-health

https://www.businessinsider.com/scientific-benefits-of-nature-outdoors-2016-4

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