Reasons we love play

Friday is Valentine’s Day. In honor of the day of love, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 reasons we love play.

Unstructured outdoor play:
o Gets kids off of the couch
o Encourages children to use their creativity
o Teaches kids that exercise can be fun
o Is something families can do together
o Gives kids a break from their typically over-scheduled lives
o Takes away stress, reduces obesity and promotes spiritual development
o Helps develop coordination skills
o Builds muscles and burns calories
o Helps develop the brain
o Allows failure without consequences

What do you love about play?