Polarn O. Pyret is hosting Every Day a Play Day this week with the goal of getting kids outside every day regardless of weather. You might remember when we played along last year. (Wow- what a difference in weather between last year and this!)
Here's what the folks at PO.P say about it:
The Goal: Celebrate outdoor play!
Why? Getting kids outside in the cold and wet weather can be a challenge. Doctors and teachers agree that kids need lots of time outside for a variety of reasons. Playing outside sparks imagination, improves motor skills and balance, provides a setting to learn about the natural world, boosts Vitamin D and promotes a healthy lifestyle that decreases obesity.
Your Challenge: Get your kids outside EVERY day next week to play. This includes walking to school or stopping at the playground when you walk the dog. We say any kind of time outside to explore counts.
We're always up for getting outside. Here we are playing on the Meyers River View Trail east of town. We found a couple new art installations this time, and the boys loved the searching, climbing and just being outdoors.
Hope you get outside today!