125 Best & Inspiring Outdoor Play Quotes (Adventure)

Discover the joy of outdoor play with these inspiring quotes that celebrate the beauty of nature and the boundless imagination it ignites in children.

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Best Inspiring Outdoor Play Quotes

Playing in natural spaces supports a childs sense of self allowing children to recognize their independence alongside an interdependence and connectedness with their ecological worlds. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Playing in natural spaces supports a child’s sense of self, allowing children to recognise their independence alongside an interdependence and connectedness with their ecological worlds. Stuart Lester

Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything.Pin

 Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything. Albert Einstein

Children still need a childhood with dirt mud puddles trees sticks and tadpoles. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Children still need a childhood with dirt, mud, puddles, trees, sticks, and tadpoles. Brooke Hampton

I think the best thing a parent can do when raising a child is simply get out of their way.Pin

 I think the best thing a parent can do, when raising a child, is simply get out of their way. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Kids are born scientists. They’re born probing the natural world that surrounds them. They’ll lift up a rock. They’ll pick up a bug. They’ll pull petals off of a flower. They’ll ask you Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Kids are born scientists. They’re born probing the natural world that surrounds them. They’ll lift up a rock. They’ll pick up a bug. They’ll pull petals off of a flower. They’ll ask you why the grass is green and the sky is blue, and they’ll experiment with breakable things indoor house. I think the best thing a parent can do, when raising a child, is simply get out of their way. Neil Degrasse Tyson

Time in nature is not a luxury. It is a necessity. And we must give our children time to explore discover and get to know the world which brings endless delights and lessons that never cease.Pin

 Time in nature is not a luxury. It is a necessity. And we must give our children time to explore, discover, and get to know the world, which brings endless delights and lessons that never cease. Ainsley Arment

Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of hidden stuff. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of hidden stuff. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature breeds curiosity it helps to grow explorers rather than robots. It reminds us that we are part of something bigger. It grounds us calms us.Pin

 Nature breeds curiosity; it helps to grow explorers rather than robots. It reminds us that we are part of something bigger. It grounds us, calms us. Ben PalmerFry

Nature play is not another thing to shove into the crevices of an already overloaded schedule. A childhood built upon nature play is a different way to do childhood altogether. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Nature play is not another thing to shove into the crevices of an already overloaded schedule. A childhood built upon nature play is a different way to do childhood altogether. Ginny Yurich

At the end of the day your feet should be dirty your hair should be messy and your eyes sparkling.Pin

At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair should be messy, and your eyes sparkling.

Some old fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. Laura Ingalls Wilder

All children need nature. Not just the ones whose parents appreciate nature. Not only those children of a certain economic class or culture or set of abilities. Every child.Pin

All children need nature. Not just the ones whose parents appreciate nature. Not only those children of a certain economic class or culture or set of abilities. Every child. Richard Louv

Lets raise children who can name more stars in the sky than stars on the screen. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Let’s raise children who can name more stars in the sky than stars on the screen. Nicolette Sowder

There is a way that nature speaks that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough quiet enough to pay attention to the story.Pin

 There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story. Linda Hogan

We can never have enough of nature. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

We can never have enough of nature. Henry David Thoreau

Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young it travels along grass stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environmentPin

 Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grassstained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature. Richard Louv

The most memorable days end with the dirtiest clothes. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

The most memorable days end with the dirtiest clothes.

Children cannot bounce off the walls if we take away the walls.Pin

 Children cannot bounce off the walls if we take away the walls. Erin Kenny

Nature is the best playground. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Nature is the best playground.

Playing is the most important work you will ever do.Pin

 Playing is the most important work you will ever do.

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. Walt Streightiff.

Children naturally live in the moment and they allow that moment to be what it is magical and beautiful in every way!Pin

 Children naturally live in the moment and they allow that moment to be what it is; magical and beautiful in every way! April Peerless.

There is a garden in every childhood an enchanted place where the colors are brighter the air is softer and the morning more fragrant than ever. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where the colors are brighter, the air is softer and the morning more fragrant than ever. Elizabeth Lawrence

Sunsets like childhood are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.Pin

 Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting. Richard Paul Evans

We must teach our children to smell the earth to taste the rain to touch the wind to see things grow to hear the sun rise and night fall � to care. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 We must teach our children to smell the earth, to taste the rain, to touch the wind, to see things grow, to hear the sun rise and night fall – to care. John Cleal

Why try to explain miracle to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.Pin

Why try to explain miracle to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden. Robert Brault

We cannot protect something we do not love we cannot love what we do not know and we cannot know what we do not see. Or hear. Or sense. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 We cannot protect something we do not love, we cannot love what we do not know, and we cannot know what we do not see. Or hear. Or sense. Richard Louv

If you havent seen anything incredible today go outside.Pin

If you haven’t seen anything incredible today go outside

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Children grow up hearing how broken the environment is, how broken beyond repair. Plant strawberries together, make wild medicines, paint the sunrise. Show them proof that for every act Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Children grow up hearing how broken the environment is, how broken beyond repair. Plant strawberries together, make wild medicines, paint the sunrise. Show them proof that for every act of destruction, they can sow a seed, however small, of beauty. Nicolette Sowder

No matter how old you get may you always stop to fill your pockets with smooth stones empty snail shells & other little treasures.Pin

No matter how old you get, may you always stop to fill your pockets with smooth stones, empty snail shells & other little treasures. Nicolette Sowder

Not all classrooms have four walls. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Not all classrooms have four walls. Margaret McMillan.

If you truly love nature you will find beauty everywhere.Pin

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. Vincent Van Gogh.

Your kids will remember the adventures you went on not the stuff you bought them. Kids outgrow stuff they never outgrow adventures. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Your kids will remember the adventures you went on, not the stuff you bought them. Kids outgrow stuff they never outgrow adventures.

Encourage your child to have muddy grassy or sandy feet by the end of each day thats the childhood they deserve.Pin

Encourage your child to have muddy, grassy, or sandy feet by the end of each day; that’s the childhood they deserve. Penny Whitehouse

Children come alive by being in nature, beckoning us back into its wild places. It awakens their minds, centers their hearts and gives depth of the soul. It’s not an abandonment of Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Children come alive by being in nature, beckoning us back into its wild places. It awakens their minds, centers their hearts and gives depth of the soul. It’s not an abondment of academic work but rather a help to it. Ainsley Arment

Step over ants put worms back in the grass rescue baby caterpillars release spiders back into your garden open windows for bees to fly home.Pin

Step over ants, put worms back in the grass, rescue baby caterpillars, release spiders back into your garden, open windows for bees to fly home.

If we provide enough space and possibilities for moving freely then the children will move as well as animals � skillfully simply securely naturally. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

If we provide enough space and possibilities for moving freely, then the children will move as well as animals – skillfully, simply, securely, naturally. Dr. Emmi Pikler

Kids dont remember their best day of television.Pin

Kids don’t remember their best day of television.

We will conserve only what we love. We love only what we know. We know only what we are taught. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 We will conserve only what we love. We love only what we know. We know only what we are taught. Baba Dioum

We all had a playroom growing up. It was called outside.Pin

 We all had a playroom growing up. It was called outside.

The best classroom and the richest cupboard are roofed only by the sky. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 The best classroom and the richest cupboard are roofed only by the sky. Margaret McMillan.

Lose yourself in nature and find peace.Pin

 Lose yourself in nature and find peace. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am happy out here. Dirty feet messy hair & wild water on my skin. Out here with the wild things this is where I belong. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 I am happy out here. Dirty feet, messy hair & wild water on my skin. Out here with the wild things; this is where I belong. Brooke Hampton

Time outdoors in nature offers endless opportunities to learn and grow and supports the development of the whole child � cognitive physical social emotional and creative.Pin

 Time outdoors in nature offers endless opportunities to learn and grow, and supports the development of the whole child – cognitive, physical, social, emotional and creative. Erin Saunders

Of all the paths you take in life make sure a few of them are dirt. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. John Muir

Encouraging a child to go outside in all weather builds resilience, but more importantly, it saves them from spending their lives merely tolerating the bad days in favor of a handful ofPin

 Encouraging a child to go outside in all weather builds resilience, but more importantly, it saves them from spending their lives merely tolerating the bad days in favor of a handful of good ones – a life of endless expectations and conditions where happiness hinges on sunshine. Nicolette Sowder

I sincerely believe that for the child, and for the parent seeking to guide him, it is not half so important to know as to feel when introducing a young child to the natural world. If Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

I sincerely believe that for the child, and for the parent seeking to guide him, it is not half so important to know as to feel when introducing a young child to the natural world. If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow. The years of early childhood are the time to prepare the soil. Rachel Carson

Its a wondrous thing how the wild calms a child.Pin

 It’s a wondrous thing how the wild calms a child.

In the spring at the end of the day you should smell like dirt. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. Margaret Atwood

Theres no such thing as bad weather only unsuitable clothing.Pin

 There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. Alfred Wainwright

Before we ever put a pencil in a childs hands those hands should dig climb press pull squish twist and pinch in a wide array of environments and with a variety of materials. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Before we ever put a pencil in a child’s hands, those hands should dig, climb, press, pull, squish, twist, and pinch in a wide array of environments and with a variety of materials. Amanda Morgan

I love the kind of tired that comes from a lot of fresh air and a little too much sun.Pin

 I love the kind of tired that comes from a lot of fresh air and a little too much sun.

Let nature be your teacher. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Let nature be your teacher. William Wordsworth

Bad weather always looks worse through a window.Pin

 Bad weather always looks worse through a window. Tom Lehrer

If we want our children to move mountains we first have to let them get out of their chairs. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 If we want our children to move mountains, we first have to let them get out of their chairs. Nicolette Sowder

Direct contact with nature has direct benefits for children’s physical, mental and emotional health. Free play opportunities in natural settings offer possibilities for restoration, andPin

Direct contact with nature has direct benefits for children’s physical, mental and emotional health. Free play opportunities in natural settings offer possibilities for restoration, and hence, wellbeing. Stuart Lester

Play isn't the easy route! Its complicated complex and often difficult to watch unfold. It takes patience trust and a level of skill to allow a child to truly lead their own learning. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Play isn’t the easy route! Its complicated, complex and often difficult to watch unfold. It takes patience, trust and a level of skill to allow a child to truly lead their own learning. Sally Wright

Their minds were not built to sit and be taught. They were built to explore play and learn.Pin

Their minds were not built to sit and be taught. They were built to explore, play, and learn. Layla Gordon Lu

Young people I want to beg of you always keep your eyes open to what Mother Nature has to teach you. By so doing you will learn many valuable things every day of your life. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Young people, I want to beg of you always keep your eyes open to what Mother Nature has to teach you. By so doing you will learn many valuable things every day of your life. George Washington Carver

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Our challenge isnt so much to teach children about the natural world but to find ways to sustain the instinctive connections they already carry.Pin

 Our challenge isn’t so much to teach children about the natural world, but to find ways to sustain the instinctive connections they already carry. Terry Krautwurst.

Children more than ever need opportunities to be in their bodies in the world – jumping rope, bicycling, stream hopping, and fort building. It’s this engagement between limbs of the body Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Children more than ever need opportunities to be in their bodies in the world – jumping rope, bicycling, stream hopping, and fort building. It’s this engagement between limbs of the body and bones of the earth where true balance and centeredness emerge. David Sobel

Earth and sky woods and fields lakes and rivers the mountain and the sea are excellent schoolmasters and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books.Pin

 Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books. John Lubbock

No barefooted, tree climbing, mud pie baking, cloud spotting, puddle stomping, bird calling, wild foraging, star gazing, firefly chasing, den building, stream paddling, rock hunting Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 No barefooted, tree climbing, mud pie baking, cloud spotting, puddle stomping, bird calling, wild foraging, star gazing, firefly chasing, den building, stream paddling, rock hunting moment with Mother Nature ie ever wasted. Nicolette Sowder.

Every child needs nature. Not just the ones whose parents appreciate nature. Not only those children of a certain economic class or culture or set of abilities. Every child.Pin

 Every child needs nature. Not just the ones whose parents appreciate nature. Not only those of a certain economic class or culture or set of abilities. Every child. Richard Louv

Dont just tell children about the world. Show them. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Don’t just tell children about the world. Show them. Penny Whitehouse

Play builds the kind of free and easy try it out do it yourself character that our future needs.Pin

 Play builds the kind of free-and-easy, tryitout, doityourself character that our future needs. James L Hymes Jr.

Study nature love nature stay close to nature. It will never fail you. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. Frank Lloyd Wright

Go and open the door. Maybe outside theres a tree or a wood or a magic city.Pin

 Go and open the door. Maybe outside there’s a tree, or a wood, or a magic city. Miroslav Golub

Most of what children need to learn during their early childhood years cannot be taught its discovered through play. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Most of what children need to learn during their early childhood years cannot be taught; its discovered through play. Ruth Wilson.

We could have never loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.Pin

 We could have never loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it. George Eliot

If you wish your children to think deep thoughts to know the holiest emotions take them to the woods and hills and give them the freedom of the meadows the hills purify those who walk upon them. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 If you wish your children to think deep thoughts, to know the holiest emotions, take them to the woods and hills, and give them the freedom of the meadows; the hills purify those who walk upon them. Richard Jefferies

We are all meant to be naturalists each with his own degree and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things.Pin

 We are all meant to be naturalists, each with his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things. Charlotte Mason

Kids dont need more toys � they need more adventures! Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Kids don’t need more toys – they need more adventures! Sarah Mueller

If we provide enough space and possibilities for moving freely then the children will move as well as animals skillfully simply securely naturally.Pin

 If we provide enough space and possibilities for moving freely, then the children will move as well as animals: skillfully, simply, securely, naturally. Dr. Emmi Pikler

What do parents owe their young that is more important than a warm and trusting connection to the Earth Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 What do parents owe their young that is more important than a warm and trusting connection to the Earth? Theodore Roszak

Leave the road take the trails.Pin

 Leave the road, take the trails. Pythagoras

You see gardening but wee see Connecting with nature following directions caring & harvesting creative thinking problem solving healthy eating measuring counting reading. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 You see gardening, but wee see: Connecting with nature, following directions, caring & harvesting, creative thinking, problem solving, healthy eating, measuring, counting, reading.

Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well known air through innumerable variations.Pin

 Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old wellknown air through innumerable variations. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keep your children wild don’t make them grow up too fast. Let them spend their days in the sunshine using their imagination. They are the change! Those wild children daydreaming in thePin

 Keep your children wild don’t make them grow up too fast. Let them spend their days in the sunshine using their imagination. They are the change! Those wild children daydreaming in the sunshine will grow into grounded adults with minds and spirits capable of creating a better future. Brooke Hampton

Theres nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend. Bob Ross

If we want children to flourish to become truly empowered let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it.Pin

 If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it. David Sobel

Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives. Thomas Berry

And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.Pin

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul. John Muir

As children observe reflect record and share natures patterns and rhythms they are participating in a process that promotes scientific and ecological awareness problem solving and creativity. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

As children observe, reflect, record, and share nature’s patterns and rhythms, they are participating in a process that promotes scientific and ecological awareness, problem solving, and creativity. Deb Matthews Hensley

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.Pin

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahil Gran

And when it rains on your parade look up rather than down. Without the rain there would be no rainbow. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain there would be no rainbow. Gilbert K Chesterton

If you choose not to find joy in the snow you will have less joy in your life but the same amount of snow.Pin

If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but the same amount of snow.

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. Fred Rogers.

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No, we don’t need more sleep. It’s our souls that are tired, not our bodies. We need nature. We need magic. We need adventure. We need freedom. We need truth. We need stillness. We don’tPin

 No, we don’t need more sleep. It’s our souls that are tired, not our bodies. We need nature. We need magic. We need adventure. We need freedom. We need truth. We need stillness. We don’t need more sleep, we need to wake up and live. Brooke Hampton

Anything you teach in an indoor classroom can be taught outdoors often in ways that are more enjoyable for children. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Anything you teach in an indoor classroom can be taught outdoors, often in ways that are more enjoyable for children. Cathy James

Restore balance. Most kids have technology school and extracurricular activities covered. Its time to add a pinch of adventure a sprinkle of sunshine and a big handful of outdoor play.Pin

Restore balance. Most kids have technology, school and extracurricular activities covered. It’s time to add a pinch of adventure, a sprinkle of sunshine and a big handful of outdoor play. Penny Whitehouse

Let the children be free encourage them let them run outside when it is raining let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water and when the grass of the meadows is wet Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and when the grass of the meadows is wet with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning. Maria Montessori

Theyre not just playing in nature they are Learning creating sensing believing relaxing exploring observing wondering connecting discovering appreciating understanding experimentingPin

They’re not just playing in nature, they are: Learning, creating, sensing, believing, relaxing, exploring, observing, wondering, connecting, discovering, appreciating, understanding, experimenting… Penny Whitehouse.

Mother Nature has the best box of crayons. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Mother Nature has the best box of crayons.

Instead of buying your children all the things you never had Maybe you should teach them all the things you were never taught.Pin

 Instead of buying your children all the things you never had… Maybe you should teach them all the things you were never taught.

Play is the highest form of research. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Play is the highest form of research. Albert Einstein.

All good things are wild and free.Pin

All good things are wild and free. Henry David Thoreau

The mud will wash off but the memories will last a lifetime. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

The mud will wash off but the memories will last a lifetime.

The outdoors offers limitless potential to young children. It becomes a place where they can go to relax their mind, to be inspired and to deep dive into the world of imagination. It's aPin

 The outdoors offers limitless potential to young children. It becomes a place where they can go to relax their mind, to be inspired and to deep dive into the world of imagination. Its a place where they can design, create and explore. The possibilities are endless. Angela Hanscom.

When children play in natural spaces, they’re far more likely to invent their own games than in more structured settings – a key factor in becoming self directed and inventive adults Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 When children play in natural spaces, they’re far more likely to invent their own games than in more structured settings – a key factor in becoming selfdirected and inventive adults later in life. Richard Louv

Nature is a tool to get children to experience not just the wider world but themselves.Pin

Nature is a tool to get children to experience not just the wider world, but themselves. Stephen Moss

Live in the sunshine. Swim the sea. Drink the wild air. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Live in the sunshine. Swim the sea. Drink the wild air. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like people who get excited about the change of seasons the sound of the ocean watching the sunset the smell of rain and starry nights.Pin

I like people who get excited about the change of seasons, the sound of the ocean, watching the sunset, the smell of rain and starry nights. Brooke Hampton

Play outside instead. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Play outside instead.

When life gives you a rainy day play in the mud puddles!Pin

 When life gives you a rainy day, play in the mud puddles!

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity. Kay Redfield Jamison.

Children play instinctively with natural elements � they are natural experts. 82 per cent said that their favourite places to play were natural spaces such as gardens parks and local fields.Pin

 Children play instinctively with natural elements – they are natural experts. 82 per cent said that their favourite places to play were natural spaces, such as gardens, parks and local fields. Adrian Voce

Children deserve to grow and learn in a place and alongside a force that is as wild and alive as they are. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

Children deserve to grow and learn in a place and alongside a force that is as wild and alive as they are. Nicolette Sowder

In nature children learn to take risks overcome fears make new friends regulate emotions and create imaginary worlds.Pin

In nature, children learn to take risks, overcome fears, make new friends, regulate emotions, and create imaginary worlds. Angela J. Hanscom

As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth to see the land as an animal does to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unselfconsciously to the soughing of the trees. Valerie Andrews

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.Pin

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John muir

Sad child Nature. Cranky child Nature. Bored child Nature. You're welcome. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Sad child? Nature. Cranky child? Nature. Bored child? Nature. Youre welcome. Penny Whitehouse.

To raise a nature bonded child is to raise a rebel a dreamer an innovator � someone who will walk their own verdant winding path.Pin

To raise a nature-bonded child is to raise a rebel, a dreamer, an innovator – someone who will walk their own verdant, winding path. Nicolette Sowder

What would our lives be like if our days and nights were as immersed in nature as they are in technology Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 What would our lives be like if our days and nights were as immersed in nature as they are in technology? Richard Louv

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.Pin

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Khalil Gibran

When a flower doesn't bloom you fix the environment in which it grows not the flower. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

When a flower does’nt bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. Alexander Den Heijer.

Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses experiment in the environment and communicate their discoveries to those around them.Pin

Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them. The Audubon Nature Preschool.

Children are born with a sense of wonder and an affinity for nature. Properly cultivated these values can mature into ecological literacy. And eventually into sustainable patterns of living. Inspiring Outdoor Play QuotesPin

 Children are born with a sense of wonder and an affinity for nature. Properly cultivated, these values can mature into ecological literacy. And eventually into sustainable patterns of living. Zenobia Barlow

It’s time to return to childhood, to simplicity, to running and climbing and laughing in the sunshine, to experiencing happiness instead of being trained for a lifetime of happiness.Pin

It’s time to return to childhood, to simplicity, to running and climbing and laughing in the sunshine, to experiencing happiness instead of being trained for a lifetime of happiness. It’s time to let children be children again. LR Knost

Show the children every winged thing. The bees dragonflies queen ants bluebirds luna moths & swallowtails. Creatures that inspire them to defy gravity.Pin

Show the children every winged thing. The bees, dragonflies, queen ants, bluebirds, luna moths & swallowtails. Creatures that inspire them to defy gravity. Nicolette Sowder

We know too that young people on average can recognize over 1000 corporate logos but only a handful of plants and animals native to their places.Pin

We know, too, that young people on average can recognize over 1,000 corporate logos but only a handful of plants and animals native to their places. Peter H. Kahn Jr.

Now I see the secret of making the best person it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.Pin

 Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth. Walt Whitman

Outside quiet children start to talk more and children who find it hard to be constrained begin to relax. Children need to be outside long enough to feel at home there.Pin

 Outside, quiet children start to talk more and children who find it hard to be constrained begin to relax. Children need to be outside long enough to feel at home there. Emma Shaw

The Crucial Role of Parents in Fostering Outdoor Play and Nature Bonding

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, where screens dominate and schedules are packed, the role of parents in facilitating and encouraging outdoor play has become more crucial than ever. Beyond just providing a break from indoor routines, parental involvement in outdoor play lays the foundation for a myriad of benefits, contributing to a child’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Setting the Stage for Exploration: Parents play a pivotal role in setting the stage for outdoor exploration. By creating an environment that encourages curiosity and discovery, they open the door for children to engage with nature freely. This might involve establishing a backyard garden, planning family hikes, or simply encouraging unstructured play in a nearby park.

Nurturing a Love for Nature: When parents actively participate in outdoor activities with their children, they nurture a genuine love for nature. Whether it’s identifying different bird species, observing insects, or exploring seasonal changes, these shared experiences create lasting memories and a positive association with the outdoors.

Building Stronger Bonds: Outdoor play provides a unique opportunity for parents and children to bond in a natural setting. Shared adventures like camping trips, nature walks, or even a simple game of catch foster a sense of togetherness and strengthen the parent-child relationship. These shared moments contribute to a deep, emotional connection that goes beyond the confines of indoor spaces.

Promoting Physical Fitness: Parents can actively promote physical fitness by engaging in outdoor activities with their children. Whether it’s riding bikes, playing sports, or embarking on a family hike, these shared endeavors contribute to the development of motor skills, coordination, and a healthy lifestyle.

Encouraging Unstructured Play: While structured activities have their place, parents can also play a crucial role in encouraging unstructured outdoor play. Allowing children the freedom to explore, create, and imagine in a natural setting fosters independence, creativity, and a sense of adventure.

Teaching Environmental Stewardship: By involving children in outdoor activities, parents impart valuable lessons about environmental stewardship. Whether it’s picking up litter during a nature walk or planting trees together, these actions instill a sense of responsibility and respect for the natural world.

Parental involvement in outdoor play goes beyond the physical act of being present. It is about fostering a love for nature, building stronger family bonds, and providing children with a foundation for a healthier, more balanced life. By actively participating in outdoor activities, parents contribute not only to their children’s immediate happiness but also to their long-term well-being and connection to the world around them.

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