Playing Outside Will Make Your Kid Smarter


Kids need free time to play outside. Technology is accompanies with a few side effects one of which is the children are stick with technology. After spending a huge portion of the day at their schools, they come back home and do with their homework and later on they spend most of their time in playing games on computer and using other technology. They are no more habitual of playing outside, in the real world.

Parents should make their child well-rounded and inclined to spend a balanced life. They should provide them freedom and time to play outside which is a necessity. Playing outside teaches your child to explore the world with all of their senses. There are so many other advantages of playing outside, some of those are being trailed down. Have a look!

Playing outsides bring informal playing and formal learning together

Playing outside with other children helps in incorporating the concepts which they learn at their school and home. When they play together they learn from each other. For example seeing the plants and touching their roots will bring life to lesion their teacher has taught about how plants grow up.

Playing outside helps in increasing focus

When children go and play outside they are exposed to a wider world where they observe more and learn more. Exposure to the huge world makes them focused more in a wider aspect. Adults use exercise and free time to unwind and renew their work ethic. Kids are the same. Burning off excess energy ensures they will be more likely to eat and sit still to focus.

Playing outside makes your children healthy

It is healthful to play outside in sunlight and fresh air than sitting and playing inside the home. This way children burn more energy and develop healthier bones and muscles. Body activity in fresh air makes the children inhale clean air which promotes a healthy inside functioning and eventually making their immune system stronger. Healthy kids are strong leaner as they lead more time in exploring and learning.

Playing outside increases attention span

It helps in increasing attention as the time spent in playing outdoor builds the attention naturally. Children after spending long difficult hours while sitting still with paper and pen are more successful if they go and play outside afterwards.

Playing outside increases physical activity

The children are free to run, climb and jump while they play outside as compared to inside. It provides them opportunity to become physically active which they are mostly not provided with within the walls of house. Physical activities make their mind and body healthy by putting positive effects on them.

Playing outside increases persistence

It is often required to be persistent by outdoor games. While playing outside children tend to make tries again and again on failing in their experiments. They keep trying until they become successful. This way, playing outside makes them more consistent and passionate towards achievement of their goals.

Playing outside promotes leadership skills

Natural leaders are produces in an environment where children play together and have the fun. One child of the whole group may excel at explaining the rules and regulations of the game while others may enjoy setting up the physical challenges required by the games.

About the author

Alina Awan

I am an educationist, a developer and a chief blogger here at I write to accommodate my readers with healthy tips covering all aspects of their lives hoping that they will help them to wade through the ways to survive life and live to tell about it. I cherish reading and experiencing the words. I am a born leader and I never believe in giving up. I believe in “Stand for what is right, even it means standing alone” Follow me on instagram @alinaawan58