Outdoor Play!

Outdoor play is an essential part of childhood. It’s exciting to see children in their natural environment – exploring their surroundings, being curious about their world, and finding excitement in seeing new things. Outdoor play improves physical development. Physical skills are essential for growth, physical coordination, and the movement of the body. When children play outdoors, they increase their ability to balance, jump, climb, throw, run, and skip.

Why Are Playgrounds Important for Children’s Development? The developmental benefits of playgrounds are many and varied: Playgrounds get children into action so they can grow physically. Play equipment can encourage children to be more active, building their core muscle groups, and fine motor skills in the process.

Children need to remain active throughout the day; promoting outdoor play allows them to get fresh air and explore their environment more. Hands-on learning, the natural environment, and loose parts in the outdoors stimulate children’s senses through what they hear, touch, see, and feel.

Benefits of Outdoor Play

  • Improves physical development and gross motor skills
  • Increased imagination – Pretend play
  • Knowledge and appreciation for nature
  • Social Skill development through interaction with friends, collaboration, negotiation, and problem resolution.

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Jackson Child Care Outdoor Learning, Playing and Having Fun Together Playground


We are enhancing children’s physical health, well-being, and school readiness. Research shows that outdoor play and its enjoyment supports children’s physical, cognitive, and mental health development. Our outdoor playground delivers hours of fun, movement, growth, and motor development. Outdoor play is as vital in the fall and winter as it is in the spring and summer. Our students thrive and enjoy learning in our family day home setting. Leading the way in quality care and building early learning foundations since 1991.

To schedule a visit, email us at jacksonchildcare@gmail.com or call us at 703. 354-5913