User-agent: * Allow: /. Would Like To Be A Yummy Mummy: Fresh Air and Fun - Kids Need To Play Outdoors

Monday, 1 August 2011

Fresh Air and Fun - Kids Need To Play Outdoors

For those of you who don't yet know Wednesday is National Playday, sponsored by savlon.  I have already written a post about it which you can read here but the idea behind it is that we need to get our children playing outside more. 

Some pretty shocking statistics came out of their research. these included:

  • 42 per cent of children have never made a daisy chain
  • 32 per cent have never climbed a tree
  • a quarter of children have never rolled down a hill
  • a third of children have never played hopscotch 
  • one in ten children have never ridden a bike    

We have been fortunate to have just spent a glorious week with my parents. They have a huge back garden and lots of outside toys. This coupled with the beautiful warm sunshine meant my children did not want to come indoors.

Poppy enjoyed running, skipping, jumping and hopping as well as football, catch and the hula hoop. She loved the new tree house her Gramps has built for the grandchildren and enjoy playing inside it as well as sliding down the slide.

Rosie loved the slide as well as crawling and trying to stand. She enjoyed the feel of the grass under her feet, picking up and dropping the pebbles as well as water play.  Nanny and Gramps have a sand and water table but they also turned the hose on too...great fun!!

I thought the best way to demonstrate what a lovely week we have had is to show you through pictures (just a tip don't bother putting it on full screen as it doesn't like it)!:

As you can see they had great fun and really enjoyed their break.

Playing outside and fresh air is so good for our little ones and its free too. It doesn't matter if you dont have a garden, there are plenty of parks around.

Karen x