This post was sponsored by Landscape Structures as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Getting kids outside to play has so many great benefits! Head to a local Landscape Structure Playground and let your little ones run wild.
You’re either in or you’re out! Those are the words that my mother had said to my siblings and I all while growing up. And let me tell you – we did NOT want to be in. As I look back at my childhood of hours playing tag with neighborhood friends, I want my own child to have fond memories of outdoor play.
No matter how busy my schedule gets, I make sure that my son has time to play outside. Of course his favorite place to play is at the playground. Lucky for him, we live close to multiple Landscape Structures, which are playgrounds that allow children of all abilities to play and grow together. They provide opportunities for inclusive play with that goes beyond accessibility. It’s addressing age and developmental appropriateness and sensory-stimulating activity.
October is Sensory Awareness Month, so it’s a good excuse to get the kids to the park to play!
Of course by letting you kids play outside, they are able to get out all their energy, have a little freedom and run wild. But letting kids play is so much more than a way to get them to go sleep quickly in the evenings.
Here are 5 Benefits of Playing Outside
Creativity and Imagination – It allows children to create their own games, stories and learn to entertain themselves.
Strength – Whether it’s mental or physical strength of climbing up the rock-wall, going down the twisty slide or crossing the monkey bars, they are learning a new skill and finding out what they are capable of doing.
Independence – They don’t need the help of an adult to play with them – they can become engaged by playing alone or with other kids and learning basic life lessons such as conflicts and playing on a team.
Physical health – This is pretty obvious, but the constant movement and Vitamin D does wonders for their growing bodies
Social Interaction – Kids learn to include other in games they made up and how to interact with people they just met.
These are reasons enough for me to turn off the electronics and head to a local park! Be sure to check out the Landscape Structures website to find the closest inclusive playground near you.