Give your child a gift that keeps giving this holiday season. Get out and play!

Perhaps one of the most meaningful and long lasting gifts you can give to your child is the appreciation and enjoyment of outdoor play by exposing them to playground equipment. Those who spend time outdoors, tend to be more physically active, have a greater appreciation of the environment and are more relaxed. By introducing children at a young age to the many benefits that outdoor play provides, you are equipping them with vital tools for healthy living later in life.

Appreciation of the Environment

Children who spend time in the great outdoors tend to have a positive relationship with the environment. A healthy appreciation for the environment results in environmentally friendly habits later in life, like recycling. It also stimulates learning about our surroundings. A simple treasure hunt on the playground can foster curiosity about plants and how they grow.

Healthy Exercise Habits

Research shows children who engage in physical, outdoor activity at a young age are more likely to develop healthy, regular exercise habits later in life. This is one of the best gifts you can give your children, as the results are long lasting, hopefully for a lifetime.

Reduced Stress

One of the most common health issues we encounter in the United States is stress. A 2018 Gallup survey reported 90 percent of participants experienced stress, and half of these individuals experienced additional conditions like depression and fatigue. Stress can be greatly reduced by spending time playing outside. By instilling a love in children for outdoor play at a young age, you are equipping them with a major defense to reduce stress later in life.

Getting children outside to play is easy. One of the best ways is to take them to play on your local community playground. Children’s playground equipment is designed to help children achieve developmental milestones appropriate for their age range. As they navigate through equipment, kids challenge themselves physically, learn boundaries and discover new ways to achieve obstacles.

At Pro Playgrounds, we offer a wide selection of children’s playground equipment and independent play items like spring riders and merry-go-rounds. Explore our portfolio for more outdoor play ideas here!