There are two challenges going on this week. The first is the 30 Days to Hands on Play, which is still in full swing. Every day through the month of November we have been given a play idea and charged with the task of spending at least 15 minutes of uninterrupted play with our child.
The other event taking place this week is the Everyday Play Day sponsored by Active Kids Club and Polarn O. Pyret USA. The idea is to get outside everyday regardless of the weather.
Today's play challenge from the 30 Days to Hands on Play was to play with junk. Today's weather challenge for playing out side was that it was raining. So we put on our rain boots and jackets, gathered out junk and went out side. I love multitasking!
This part of the year may not be as challenging to get outside in our area as it is in some, but this is still a challenge that I feel strongly about taking on. More and more research is coming out on the benefits of outside play for children. Regular outside time is being studied as having positive effects on children's attention spans, sleep patterns and physical health. Making a commitment to allow for outside time as part of your every day schedule is a commitment to the health and well being of your child.
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