This post is sponsored by the Voice of Play. We are joining them this month to inspire families to get outside & explore their local playgrounds!
Spring is in the air and for so many children that means heading back to the playground!
We've already seen an increase in visitors to our neighborhood playground during our evening walks. Getting the kids outside to climb, swing and slide is beneficial is so many ways:
It encourages them to be active -- a lifelong skill that we all need to keep in mind ;)
Outdoor play has so many health benefits -- fresh air, development of large motor skills and inspiring a connection with nature are just a few.
And most of all, free play time gives parents the chance to "not be the fun police" :)
I speak from experience here!
Letting the kids lose at the playground is the perfect opportunity for them to spread their wings while Mom and Dad watch from afar or build leadership skills as they take charge of a game. Kids are able to practice their social skills with other children, put their manners into play (taking turns is SUCH an important life skill) and have a safe place to explore without being under the constant eye of their parents.
And it's not all about JUST swinging -- there are so many more fun things to do during your next trip to the playground!