• Aims for talk:
• To show the importance of play on
• Show how children feel towards outdoor
• Explain why we should change our ways
and go outdoors more.
• 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
Worried your child doesn’t know the
dangers of playing outside?
Worried about your child’s
• 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
• ‘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,
Just a few activities that can
be done outdoors and enjoyed!
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.
Why should we go outdoors?
Have we forgotten the
importance of play outdoors?
Thanks for listening!
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