OT Corner: Summer Outdoor Activities for Kids
[Source: Your Therapy Source]
If you’re like a lot of adults, your favorite childhood memories probably include swimming in lakes and building forts in your backyard. That’s less true for children today. It is important for healthy development to provide opportunities for Summer outdoor activities for kids.
Only 6% of children ages 9 to 13 play outside on their own in a typical week, according to The Nature Conservancy. Among preschoolers, almost half aren’t taken outside by their parents for a walk or playtime each day, says a study published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
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