A Guide to Outdoor Play
Do you remember when parents told their children to “Go Outside and Play”? A time when unstructured play in nature built healthy bodies, encouraged creativity and a sense of wonder, relieved stress, facilitated learning and developed important social skills?
In the relatively short span of twenty to thirty years, we have removed our children from the natural environment that so effectively nurtured healthy child development. When Richard Louv published his book “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” in 2005, he issued a call to action for the parents and mentors of today to return children to the healthy, outdoor lifestyle that has prevailed throughout human evolution.
We hope this guide will inspire you to encourage today’s children to
Leave No Child Inside
Download the entire “Grow Outside Guide to Outdoor Play” to print out at home or have as a reference.