Sun peeking through the forest

The Benefits of Playing OutsidePosted on Monday, June 20, 2016 by

Here’s a must-view short film that is not only beautiful to watch, but offers a message too important to miss.

Muddy Puddles and Painted Sunsets from Marty McNicol on Vimeo.

This film speaks the truth about suffocating our children’s imaginations, limiting their potential and seriously stunting their development if they are denied the opportunity to play outdoors.

There’s nothing wrong with screens – they are an essential tool in this 21st Century. But they are just that – a tool – not a crutch for bored minds or lazy parenting.

As Dr Stuart Brown, the founder for the National Institute for Play, says in his book Play – play is as essential to the development of a human being as sleep and nutrition.

Our children are falling ill to the impact of too much screen time, and playing outside is the best tonic we can give them – rain, hail or shine.

Play. Outside. Today.

Written by Mark Collard

I'm an experiential trainer, keynote speaker & author of three best-selling books. I own & operate a small professional development company that helps experiential educators & group leaders create remarkably fun programs that engage people, build relationships & make a difference in the lives of the people they work with.

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