Benefits of Outdoor Learning in Early Years

In this day and age we all know the importance of keeping active, children who learn to play outdoors are much more likely to continue to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, running and cycling as they get older. Given the number of gadgets and new technology available to us all, outdoor play is an extremely important factor in combatting an increasingly sedentary lifestyle.

Being outside allows children to express themselves freely and unlike an indoor classroom, there aren’t any space constraints, the sense of freedom playing outdoors brings is fantastic for a child’s development, both physically and mentally.

This week the Duchal children have been outside playing football, walking round the park, and practicing for sports day as well as maximising our wonderful garden with all it has too offer, so despite the unseasonably chilly weather this the children really have benefitted from all the "outside classroom" has to offer. 

http://www.earlyyearsresources.co.uk/…/5-benefits-of-outdo…/