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The Benefits of Outdoor Play

By Brendan Byrne

Dr. Danette Glassy and Dr. Pooja Tandon suggest time in nature reduces stress and depression, among other benefits, in their recent article for the American Academy of Pediatrics. The article highlights several health benefits of outdoor play for children.

"Playing outside promotes curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. Studies have found that children who spent more time in nature exploration had improved learning outcomes," write Glassy and Tandon.

Inspire your kids to play outside by visiting Project Play for creative ideas here.


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