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Garden Play Equipment

Playing outdoors is a form of exercise that promotes well-being and wholesome physical development. Children are naturally drawn to active play outdoors: it allows them to explore their environment, develop muscle strength and coordination, and gain self-confidence. Playing actively outdoors also increases flexibility, fine and gross motor skills and is related to the development of a wide variety of physical skills, including those involved in sports.

Among a wide range of benefits, outdoor play is vital, because it:

  • Gives kids a chance to burn off energy
  • Can be calming and allow kids to “recharge” their energy levels
  • Helps kids learn to interact with and understand the natural world
  • Offers a chance for more social interaction with peers
  • Helps to develop their powers of observation and their assessment of risk
  • Offers more opportunities for creativity and free play
  • Helps to build a strong link between physical health and outdoor play, at a young age 

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