I love playing outside with my girls for many different reasons. The first one is that they are able to tired themselves out playing outside. I am able to avoid many different tantrums that way. They play outside until they are ready for nap time. I can also get my housework done after because they normally take a nap right after. I actually took my two year old outside today and she fell asleep in the baby swing at the nap. It was so cute and she passed out right away when she got home in her bed.
The second reason is that they can be leader. Going on walks, playing with sidewalk chalk, and riding bike are all things they normally choose to do daily. It helps them gain lots of independence with me just watching them do what they want to do.
I can’t wait to see what they will do when we start our garden this summer. There will be so many new ways for them to play, it will be so exciting.
The third reason is that they gain a lot of health benefits that way. They gain physical strength, and a free spirit by playing outside. Things they can’t gain by playing inside. This is why I love playing with my little girls outside.