On a typical summer day, how much time do your kids spend outside? Do they head down the sidewalk or into the yard right after eating breakfast and slapping on shorts and a t-shirt, only returning when hunger calls? Or do they hang out inside to play, watch TV, play video games or inform you that they're bored until you orchestrate an outing?
There is something very satisfying about kids playing outside. We love the vision of kids out on their own, innovating new games and passing the time with friends. There is the added benefit of exercise and there may even be benefits to the immune system. Of course, safety often gets in the way of letting kids run loose these days. If you choose the more supervised method of kids outdoor play, check out these 10 reasons to go to your neighborhood park.
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