Do you let your child take risks? Are they allowed to explore their world? How often do you catch them deep in imaginational thought?
The answer should be every day, but this often isn’t the case. Structured sport and physical activity instill physical literacy, but active play (where children are encouraged to be creative) develops life skills such as problem-solving and social competence.
Active play can happen anywhere, at anytime. Let your child help with yard work and they could end up designing their own garden patch. Or take a daily stroll after dinner and let them lead the way. Even planned weekend activities, like a family hike, allow children to explore new environments.
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