The benefits of outdoor play for children during the winter are significant in any season. Even winter. Even in Nebraska! Unfortunately, the average child spends fewer than 15 minutes each day in outdoor activity and that number drops even lower in the winter.

Outdoor Play for Children During the Winter

An article from Business Insider, Why Our Kids are Going to Play Outside This Winter, and Yours Should Too, According to Science, talks about the importance of outdoor play for children during the winter and all year. While it’s true that it takes more effort to get outside in winter, it’s just as Important. It also offers many benefits.

Experts agree that unless there are howling winds, driving snow or subzero temperatures, children benefit from playing outdoors in winter. That’s because they get the opportunity to explore, create and meet new challenges.

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