Benefits of Outdoor Play... So Many!
There are so many amazing benefits to children who have access to nature. From gross motor and fine motor skills, cognitive and social-emotional learning, language development, and much more. But did you know green spaces including green schoolyards provide powerful mental health benefits? The Children & Nature Network compiled multiple studies and found the many mental health benefits nature offers our children. With the increased stress that has been felt by children over the last 2 years, nature can hold a powerful tool to combat these mental health challenges. Nature can help counterbalance children's mental health concerns in many ways including by lowering stress as well as boosting resiliency.