The great outdoors

The NHS advises at least an hour of exercise a day for children between five and eighteen years old, and three hours for a child under five.

These activities are great for helping their physical development and understanding of the world.

Giving time and space for energetic play helps children to gain confidence.

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Things to try

Nature Trail

  1. Head out in autumn and go for a walk to see what you can find, you don’t need to go far the garden or local park will be brill.
  2. Take bark rubbings, hold paper against a tree trunk and rub a wax crayon on the paper to take the pattern of the bark.
  3. Collect things your child is interested in, take them home (as long as it’s safe) and create a collage with your bark rubbings.

Fun and games

  1. Don’t worry about getting messy, jumping in puddles is a lot of fun!
  2. Or you could play a game of hide and seek, races of football.