Getting outside for physical exercise and play is a daily activity at Care-a-lot! The school-age children in Greece look forward to outside time as much as possible during the summer! Children enjoy climbing, swinging, sliding, and playing basketball and soccer.
Outside play not only offers natural experiences for children, but opportunities to expend energy and to use their large motor skills. It is essential for children to use their many growing muscles to enhance skills and practice movements.
As children play, they also talk to each other and strategize. This provides important opportunities to practice communication skills and use their imagination to create play situations and games. Outside play is fun and essential for developing fundamental skills and meeting developmental milestones!