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Children That Play Outside In All Weather Grow Up Resilient

Posted On: 12/18/2017 11:41 AM

Two friends dressed warmly standing by a tree in the snow on a sunny day"Imagine children that have grown up playing outside in all manner of challenging conditions, in all seasons of the year. Imagine how they’d be different than kids taught to come inside when it’s raining, or cold. Imagine how they’d be different from kids that find entertainment from the TV, computer or video games.

Kids who play outside in challenging weather are more positive, more creative, and more adaptable. They don’t let challenges stop them. They rise to challenges and find ways to carry on in spite of them. And that’s just their baseline. It’s nothing special to them. It’s normal.

It used to be normal for all kids."

Read more at WildEarth.org - January 10, 2014
Photo credit: Camphill Special School

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