Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Health and Recreation Department

Playing in all weathers… Fun with the Winter elements!

November 7, 2018 / News, Play
Playing in all weathers… Fun with the Winter elements!

Winter is here and it’s getting colder and darker – but it’s still a great time for getting children of all ages outdoors. We just need to EMBRACE the weather!

Have a playful and positive attitude towards the winter season; show your children that winter can be fun. Try to model ways to be playful …. stamp your feet on ice patches or in puddles, have a snowball fight, play in the rain, make snow angels or snowmen! Take a breath of that cold winter air and remember that whatever you do outdoors you are supporting your children’s health, wellbeing and happiness.

During the warm spring and summer months, it seems natural to allow children to play outside. However, when winter comes along, parents and adults are often more hesitant to let children outside to play. There are plenty of ways to encourage children to play outdoors, and there are several health benefits that accompany winter playtime:

Seeing the outdoors from a new perspective BREATHING FRESH AIR AND AVOIDING GERMS vitamin D exposure INCREASES EXERCISE new experiences NEW CHALLENGES playful fun! 

Wrap up warm and embrace the play opportunities that winter brings. Creating and engaging in winter play activities is fun for both you and your child, and very easy to do!

 

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”

Ranulph Fiennes

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