Kids love to play in fresh snow. With these active ideas, they’ll never run out of games to play outdoors this winter!
Active outdoor play: A healthy part of your child’s day
Children at every age need lots of active outdoor play, every day, to grow up healthy, happy, and physically literate. Yet many parents find getting kids outside isn’t as easy as it sounds.
- What can you do if the weather is too hot, too cold, too rainy, or too icy?
- How closely do you need to supervise kids at play in your backyard or at the local park?
- How are you supposed to get kids out the door when all they want to do is sit on the couch looking at their phone or watching TV?
The articles below offer our best tips and tricks to nudge your children to lace up their sneakers and have fun playing out in the fresh air!
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The Vivo Play Project gives kids the opportunity to let loose, play freely, and get dirty.
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While school is 100% important to me and my family, giving my kids the freedom to play outside every day is just as important.
Winter days are short, but if you spend the season pining for summer, it sure can feel long. Try this instead: lean in and embrace winter!
The playground is a great place for kids to develop fundamental movement skills. These games will help bring some direction to outdoor PE time.
Does your school have a nearby wooded area or forest? Use this space as an outdoor classroom during PE to build fundamental movement skills.
During the pandemic, what can PE teachers offer our students beyond free play on the playground? Check out these tips and ideas.