Play, in general, is an invaluable and timeless element in a child’s development; playing outside opens up an entire world of new benefits and opportunities! With recess and unstructured play dwindling and screen time increasing, it is more important than ever to educate parents, teachers, public officials, and caregivers on why time spent playing in nature is so enriching. This is a collection of outdoor play quotes, scientific research, and statements gathered from scientists, parents, artists, authors, educators, and more. In addition to advocating for outdoor play for children, our hope is that this infographic will also empower adults to embrace their inner “wild child” and get outside!
– Kim Hart, AAAStateofPlay.com