If you’re a parent looking for ideas on how to get your children more involved in outdoor activities in Western Australia, then you should visit the Nature Play WA website.
There are lots of reasons why kids should make the move from the TV or computer room to the outdoors. Probably the best reason is that it’s fun, and you and your kids will be happier and healthier doing things together.
But there are other important considerations. Research undertaken around the world indicates there are real benefits for children being involved in nature.
- Children benefit from appropriate risk-taking during outdoor play, by helping them refine their motor skills and gain confidence in being physically active
- Older children who spend more time outside tend to be more physically active and less likely to be overweight, and
- School gardens positively affect children’s learning and behavior, and that students involved in gardening develop a better school attitude, student bonding and teamwork.
To join a Family Nature Club near you or to start one of your own visit http://passport.natureplaywa.org.au/