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  1. 1. • Aims for talk: • To show the importance of play on children's health. • Show how children feel towards outdoor play. • Explain why we should change our ways and go outdoors more.
  2. 2. • Try not to let bad weather put you off: play doesn’t have to be spoiled by a bit of rain. In fact, kids are usually less worried by a little cold and rain than their parents, especially if they’re running around and keeping warm! • If it’s wet and muddy outside, why not dress them in old clothes and wellies and let them splash around, rather than being couped up indoors?
  3. 3. Watch me! Worried your child doesn’t know the dangers of playing outside? http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=DpR0Uk2tv2c
  4. 4. Worried about your child’s health? • As children are starting schools there are lots of different bacteria's coming into contact with children and so quickly bacteria and viruses spread in these environments. • ‘One way to reduce the spread of infection is through lots and lots of fresh air. Outdoor play enables the infectious agents to spread out and be dissipated; it also enables children to get fresh air and exercise and be less constrained than they are in the classroom’ (Aronson, 2002).
  5. 5. Just a few activities that can be done outdoors and enjoyed! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3p1QX_j2Y k
  6. 6. A few facts about being outside! • The outdoor light stimulates the pineal gland which helps stimulate the brain! • Playing outdoors allows children to be a bit more boisterous and so allows children to become more sociable with friends. • Children can expend some energy that is usually inappropriate indoors such as; running and jumping! • Children can learn more about their senses.
  7. 7. Why should we go outdoors? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8S- xj7RpCI
  8. 8. Have we forgotten the importance of play outdoors? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4OSOAdpoAE
  9. 9. Thanks for listening! Any Questions? http://www.communityplaythings.co.uk/learning-library/articles/outdoor-play- for-children Contact the Change4Life Partners and Supporters Registration line: Phone: 0300 123 3434 Office hours: 9am - 8pm every day.

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