Our littles were finally able to enjoy the sunshine today! We are on the brink of Daylight Savings and warmer weather. One day soon we'll reap the benefits of both!
Two of the top benefits of outdoor play include sunshine and exercise. Our bodies need sun.
We need sun exposure to make vitamin D, a vitamin that plays a crucial
role in many body processes, from bone development to our immune system.
Sun exposure also plays a role our immune system in other ways, as well
as in healthy sleep — and in our mood. Our bodies work best when they
get some sunshine every day. Additionally, children should be active for an hour
every day, and getting outside to play is one way to be sure that
happens. They can certainly exercise indoors, but sending them outdoors —
especially with something like a ball or a bike — encourages active
play, which is really the best exercise for children.