Ways to Encourage Unstructured Outdoor Play

Do we even know what play or even outdoor play is anymore? Research  has been trying to show parents that unstructured outdoor play is important but  they are still feeling the pressure to put their children in structured play environments. In fact, structured play has   become so common that parents and childcare givers  are confusing…

Let the Kids Play: Benefits of Outdoor Play

Let the kids play… Outdoors! Outdoor play is not  something that should be optional for young children. Children need to have opportunities that allow their curiosity to   take them on adventures as they create and explore their outdoor surroundings.   The benefits of outdoor play have been shown by researchers to be important for child…