In today’s world, children are accustomed to indoor play, such as TV, video games, and cellphones. The unfortunate effect of this is children are spending less time outdoors. Playing outside has many benefits for your children and should be strongly encouraged. See the list below for just a few of the many benefits.
As you can see, playing outside has many benefits and can improve your children’s physical, mental, social, imaginative, and academic health. Encourage your children to play outside for a little bit every day to improve their health in every aspect. As a result, you will have healthy, happy and smart children.
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