In a couple of our Blue Rabbit climbing frame posts we have highlighted the benefits of outdoor play for children. In today’s society children spend too much time inside on computer games or in front of the TV. We believe that children should be encourage to play outdoors and the Love Outdoor Play campaign led by Play England is promoting just that. Play England is a national organisation for childrens play and campaigns for children to have the freedom and space to play throughout their childhood. The Love Outdoor Play campaign is asking everyone to participate in making sure that more children can play out more often. We think that this is a fantastic campaign and supports what we have been writing about on our Blue Rabbit climbing frame website. Being outdoors has so much to offer children – fresh air, healthy exercise, hidden discoveries and freedom and space to burn off excess energy, to name but a few benefits.
Blue Rabbit climbing Frames love outdoor play
All our Blue Rabbit climbing frames love being outside and there is nothing more rewarding than seeing children outdoors having fun, using their imagination, learning about turn taking and developing balance and coordination skills. As a child I certainly had more freedom to play outside than children do today, however even though there is less outdoor space children can still reap the benefits of playing outdoors. Lets get behind the Love Outdoor Play Campaign and encourage children outdoors. Outdoors could be in the back garden, a park, woodlands, the beach or any area of space where children can play outside.
Children can play outside whatever the weather. Although if you have a climbing frame you might have to dry it off first! Adults tend to be put off by the winter weather, especially the rain. However, try to brave it. Wrap up warm, put your wellies on and have some fun. You’ll be amazed by how much better everyone will feel after a quick walk. The imagination of a child is far better than any toy. In the great outdoors a child’s imagination can run wild and take them to some fantastic places. For example attach a steering wheel to a Blue Rabbit Climbing Frame and watch it become a car, boat, plan or whatever a child’s imagination can turn it into.
Here at Crocodile Web Group and Blue Rabbit climbing frames we love seeing children playing outdoors and want to spread the word on the Love Outdoor Play campaign so for every child outdoor play is a normal day to day occurrence.