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We really do not need research to prove that outdoor activities help children in maintaining health and encourages creativity, social skills and resilience. 😀
 
Irony is, despite knowing this, most parents engage their kids to Television, Mobile, Video game.
 
Every second is critical for children, for helping them to emerge as bold and fearless world citizen. Why waste behind idiot box? They have enough adult life to watch TV.
 
Playgrounds that offer natural elements such as trees and plants, changes in height, and freedom for children to engage in activities of their own choosing, have positive impacts on health, behaviour and social development.
It is unfortunate for those children whose parents encourage indoor entertainment over outdoor adventures.
 
Instead of helping kids to become real super heroes, they make them addicts of chota Bhim :(. Cartoon exposure only gifts cartoon traits to your kids. Avoid! Educate parents in your group so we can reduce societal influence of TV on our kids. (I am doing it here as my duty and with selfish interest of my son getting positive environment 🙂 )
“These spaces give children a chance to learn about risk and learn about their own limits,”
 
My son is our family police. He saves us from addictions. If by chance we are on mobile or TV, he comes and close it, He really don’t like watching TV or playing mobile. I did not do anything extra. As he was growing, we played with him all the time during waking hours. So now (at age 2.25, with more developed senses) when TV or mobile snatches his outdoor time, he does not like. 🙂

Sharing some great pics I found by google search. I wish all children develop such level of competency!

Girl Hanging Upside Down
Girl Hanging Upside Down

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Develop risk taking behavior and your kid will indeed develop fearless effortless agile body like Bhagwan Krishna or like what you see in Bahubali 2 🙂

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Research


Risky outdoor play positively impacts children’s health: UBC study

Risky outdoor play positively impacts children’s health: UBC study

“We found that play environments where children could take risks promoted increased play time, social interactions, creativity and resilience,” said Mariana Brussoni, lead author of the study, and assistant professor in UBC’s School of Population and Public Health and Department of Pediatrics. “These positive results reflect the importance of supporting children’s risky outdoor play opportunities as a means of promoting children’s health and active lifestyles.”

Playgrounds that offer natural elements such as trees and plants, changes in height, and freedom for children to engage in activities of their own choosing, have positive impacts on health, behaviour and social development.

“These spaces give children a chance to learn about risk and learn about their own limits,” said Brussoni, also a scientist in the British Columbia Injury Research & Prevention Unit at the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital.

Safety concerns, such as injury, were seen as the main reason for limiting risky outdoor play. Researchers found that playground safety standards and too much supervision prevented children from engaging in risky activities.

“Monitoring children’s activities may be a more appropriate approach than active supervision, particularly for older children,” said Brussoni. “We recommend considering policy, practice and built environment approaches to risky outdoor play that balance safety with children’s other health outcomes.”

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