Somehow, the outdoors could provide your child’s best shot at learning. Not only does it give him the opportunity to interact with other children not in any way related to him and therefore beyond his comfort zone, it gives him a free hand on how to run things. Outdoor play certainly trumps play inside the protection of home in this respect.
Even better, outdoor play equipment promotes camaraderie and develops better social skills in your child. Add tons of fun and physical activity and you know it’s a winner, hands down.
Set for Life
If there’s one thing childhood should tell you is that it’s a launching pad for greater things to come – or worse as the case may be. A study shows personalities are set even by 1st grade, giving parents a peek on adult behaviour. The study’s author, Christopher Nave of University of California, affirms, “We remain recognizably the same person.”
Positively impacting a child therefore while still young and largely impressionable is vital. It’s no accident that researchers studying a large group of 3-year-olds found out that those who showed odd behaviour in response to stimuli, or 8% of those studied, grew up to be criminals 20 years later.
Shaping the Future
Outdoor play and outdoor play equipment are central to giving the child a needed break. Unlike the inner comforts of a home, outdoors bring together greater possibilities of meeting different people, not to mention a bigger space to horse around.
What’s more, outdoor play equipment promotes cooperative play in the child showing him the benefits of working together with other people who may not be as like-minded. A slide, for instance, allows him to wait his turn as other kids line up before him. Even better, it draws the child’s imagination and problem solving skills. With the right play equipment, a child creates scenarios while finding his way around problems. Add the physical benefits, and you sure have given a child a good venue to start building a better life while having all the fun.
All because you’ve brought him to the right space with the right tools. Now, are you going to tell him no when he wants a toy or to play?