Benefits of Movement in Nature - Grow healthy. Grow happy.

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Benefits of Movement in Nature

By Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. The Whole Baby Guide

Playing outdoors, water activities and discovery adventures can have countless wholesome benefits for children. Outdoor activities in fresh air and sunshine encourages your child’s connection to nature & nourishes his physical, emotional and mental development. Some of these benefits include:

Physical
  • Vitamin D for strong bones
  • Oxygen intake for cardiovascular health
  • Sound sleep & healthy appetite
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Strength & endurance
Emotional
  • Positive mood
  • Sense of wonder & imagination
  • Awareness & mindfulness
  • Respect for the environment
Mental
  • Brain development
  • Focused attention
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Connection to nature

Offering opportunities for unstructured play in the natural world with an open-ended sense of exploration can help your child develop his confidence through participation in active experiences. Here are a few simple activities to integrate into the day with your child:

Explore & Play in Nature
  • Allow unstructured playtime, follow your child’s lead
  • Take a discovery walk & see what you find
  • Collect sticks, rocks, shells, or other treasures
  • Run & chase each other
  • Pretend to be a bird, dog, or horse
  • Enjoy sand play in a sandbox or at the beach

By Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. The Whole Baby Guide

A comprehensive reference book to give your child a healthy beginning. Over 800 pages of practical information, activities, recipes, and gentle holistic guidance for nurturing your child’s health and well-being.Click here to learn more or purchase the book now.

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