Camp and Retreat E-News: 1,000 Hours Outside: How Spending Time Outdoors Offers the Most Developmental and Health Benefits for Our Children

May 08, 2019

 

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1,000 Hours Outside: How Spending Time Outdoors Offers the Most Developmental and Health Benefits for Our Children 

In the sea of activities available to children and families the simple act of stepping outside to play can easily get lost.  Who has time for playing in the yard when there are dances to be rehearsed, homework to be finished, music notes to be played, and soccer drills to run?  Yet surprisingly, research shows that the cheap and simple act of playing outside offers the most developmental and health benefits for our children.

Our journey at 1000 Hours Outside is to provide insight into a different way to do family life, where nature time is often chosen before other activities.  Through highlighting the litany of benefits that accompany breathing in outdoor air we hope to encourage and motivate your family to make nature time a priority.

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