Kodo is commited to advocating play in early childhood education. While many of those experiences take place indoors, we also understand the importance of outdoor play!
Both indoor and outdoor play share the benefits of encouraging problem solving, critical thinking, and child-led investigation. However, outdoor play brings with it many other benefits.
For example, a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that children are far more likely to engage in active play when outdoors than when indoors. This difference in outdoor vs. indoor activity can have monumental impact on a child’s health and allows children to explore their natural world and their place in it, to exercise critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity skills all while pursuing their own unique interests.
We encourage you to be more flexible in your routine and increase the amount of time your children are afforded to engage in free, open, outdoor play. We say give it a try - you’ll benefit as well - and Kodo is here to help!
Take a look at our Kodo Outdoor products below and enjoy this free Preschool Outdoor STEM activity!