When playing outside, there is room for physical exercise as the surroundings are more spacious than the room or nursery. Outdoor play takes up more space than the traditional indoor games and there is room for the child to use its physique.
When the children are young, it is important to stimulate their bodies so that the child’s physical skills may develop and strengthen. When the child is playing outside using its physique, it becomes familiar with its body and experiences the joy of moving. Therefore, outdoor play is contributing to the child’s healthy development. Later on, when reaching school age, this will ensure a healthy relationship with physical exercise and nature.
In addition, the elements of nature help strengthening the child’s senses, for instance in the form of bird sounds, the sense of feeling when touching the grass, the trees, the sand and the rocks as well as well as the sense of smell – how does nature smell?