What children learn
when playing outside?
The outdoors is the very best place to practice and master emerging physical skills. It is in the outdoors that children can fully and freely experience motor skills like running, leaping, and jumping. It is also the most appropriate area for the practice of ball-handling skills, like throwing, catching, and striking. And children can perform other such manipulative skills as pushing a swing, pulling a wagon, and lifting and carrying movable objects.
When I play outside i learn new ways explore and new ways to communicate with other people. I explore the way other people get things done such as lifting objects efficiently with a certain way of standing.
Playing outside can be structured because it includes cooperative play, sportsmanship, teamwork, strategy and following directions. In the photo above you can see an example as the kids are working as a team using their motor skills to carry one boy.