Nature provides many learning opportunities for our children. Research indicates that, when kids live and play outside, they become more imagination, cooperation, engagement, and vigor than when they are in an indoor environment. So, for parents, it is necessary to ensure kids have the chance to regularly experience and interact with nature.
It's not an easy thing to find or create a natural play space for kids, but it can be achieved through some effective measures. In this article, we want to share with you some good ideas. We hope you can create enticing outdoor play spaces in your backyard, patio, or balcony with this guide.
1. SAND PLAY
Regardless if it’s at the playground, at the beach, or in the backyard, playing with sand can provide a really happy time and many benefits for your children, such as promotes physical development, and builds creativity and imagination...
You can choose a well-drained, preferably shady, area of your backyard to locate the sand play area and provide shovels and pails for digging and building for your kids.
2. CREATING A KIDS’ VEGETABLE GARDEN SPACE
Trust me! Kids love gardening very much. They love to get dirty out in the soil and to see plants growing. And they absolutely love to do it themselves! And it is also a great way to get kids learning about nature, and which can help them to grow up an adult caring about the environment and protect it.
You can discuss with your kids and decide what kinds of fruits and vegetables to grow. Then, find a sunny patch, amend the soil as needed, plant, take care of them, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
3. WATER PLAY
The same as sand play, water play is also a highly and universally loved game by kids, especially in summer. A hose and watering wand, or a rain shower can transform an ordinary yard into a wonderful play space.
Locate and add water is easy, the key is to find an area that is well-drained and that ground surfaces don’t get too slippery.
4. BALANCING PLAY
Collect and put some Hardwood stumps, fallen trees in your backyard or garden, they will become tables, chairs, and also a fixed, manufactured play structures for climbing, scrambling, and balancing activities for kids.
This play space will be a little more complicated to build. You need to install stably stumps or logs in the ground based on the amount of space and Check regularly for safety.
Let’s create a wonderful play place and explore nature with your children by seeing, hearing, touching, and smelling.