Activities & Days Out / 22 October, 2018 / My Baba

5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Outdoor Play This Autumn

Here are the top five benefits of being outside with your young family and enjoying the changing seasons. 

Improves sleep 

Nothing quite beats that refreshing first deep breath of fresh autumn air before starting hours of fun outdoor play and of course, as a result, children sleep better.  Sleep is vital as when children sleep they process their day and take on board their learning and development.

Strengthens the immune system

Being stuck indoors is simply not healthy. By being outside your little one will develop a stronger autoimmune system and a resistance to allergies.  Various studies show that children who live in rural areas, or are more active outside, have better overall health.

Supports an active lifestyle

The seasons may have turned but young children still have the energy and desire to play. Children are still growing during the autumn and winter months, and being inactive is not conducive to their muscular development. Keeping them active keeps them strong and healthy.

Boosts cognitive development 

Autumn offers so many awesome ways to stimulate your child’s imagination through play. Den building, scavenger hunts, leaf rubbing – the list is endless. Towns, parks and the countryside give so many opportunities for developing problem solving and imaginative skills.

Essential family time

Autumn offers fun for everyone – mums, dads and grandparents too. As with any time spent with children, autumn signals the perfect opportunity to bond and enjoy fun outdoors together.

LittleLife’s guide to making your autumn awesome

At this time of year there are lots of changes in nature that kids will be in awe.  Towns, parks and the countryside are bursting with orange, gold and yellow as autumn arrives. Piles of leaves are crying out to be jumped in.  Conkers are precious treasures.  Find an autumnal landscape near you, breathe the fresh air and enjoy everything the great outdoors has to offer.


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There are so many autumn activities for kids, and the best bit? Just doing simple things can bring big pleasures.

Here is our guide for making the most of awesome autumn:

  1. Children love collecting things, so grab a bag or bucket and go for a walk and scavenger hunt in the autumn sunshine. Conkers, leaves, acorns – the list of possible treasures is long.
  2. Take a nature book out with you when visiting the park or countryside and see how many things you can tick off as you spot them.
  3. Challenge your children to see who can find the biggest leaf, or a leaf in as many autumnal colours as possible.
  4. Make enjoying the outdoors safe and easy with LittleLife’s extensive range of toddler backpacks.  The ingenious bags with detachable safety reins help you teach your child to walk and wander, whilst helping with balance and confidence.

To find out more about the Autumn is Awesome campaign, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @LittleLifeUK

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