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Nature Based Play

Nature-based play is not exactly a new concept. For generations, kids have gone outside to enjoy open-ended plays. They explore nature alone or with their peers, which is an activity that benefits their physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being.

Unfortunately, childhood has changed a lot. They are not like how parents like you can recall. Most of your childhood memories probably have something to do with outdoor and nature-based play. We’re talking about catching frogs and fireflies, looking for little ponds, and building stick forts.

Outdoor spaces, such as a park, a grove of trees, a preschool playscape, and other forms, are essential for learning and discovery. Children benefit from the positive and powerful impacts of nature-based play on their growth and development. Regularly letting kids enjoy active play is one of the most crucial predictors of functional adulthood. It’s a prescription to combat childhood and adulthood obesity.

Children who use playgrounds that have fields, shrubs, and trees display more creativity. They also show other positive traits and skills, including better concentration, emotional resilience, and even reduced symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. This post gives you more reasons to allow your child to participate in outdoor play.

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Happy family having a picnic.
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Nature play is a wonderful way to engage with the outdoors and connect with the natural world.
Nov 09, 2023
With proven benefits, nature play helps support healthy child development. At Tribe Early Learning, we incorporate nature play throughout the day at our early learning centre. When we notice our kiddos are especially restless and need to burn some energy, we know the solution — head outside!
Feb 01, 2023
A recent study supports the idea that children who play outside cherish nature as they become adults. According to this study, 87% of surveyed adults experienced playing outdoors when they were young. They retained their love of the natural world into adulthood.