One thing we easily realize is that children today tend to spend more time indoors. Instead of playing outdoors, participating in extracurricular activities at school or children's activities at the cultural house, children bury themselves in a pile of comic books, glued to the TV screen, tablet computer. This inadvertently creates a sedentary lifestyle, which is really not good for children's health. And January 21 is said to be a playdate day organized to encourage parents to let their children participate in more outdoor activities so that their children stay healthy and learn many good things.
Outdoor activities are always good for the kids. Outdoor play is an opportunity for children to learn new things
Outdoor play is a great way to enhance children's learning. Because when participating in games, children will develop the ability to observe and learn, thereby creating a premise for them to equip themselves with important life skills such as problem-solving skills, receiving information, etc. breaking news and improving our understanding of science…
Comprehensive physical development.
Outdoor activities can give children dynamism and good health. Research shows that outdoor play can help strengthen muscles and bones, strengthen immunity, and reduce the risk of diseases like diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
Not only that, when playing outdoors, children also have the opportunity to breathe fresh air and absorb vitamin D through sunlight. Exposure to electronic devices for long periods of time can cause vision loss in children, but playing outdoors can bring about the opposite.
Participating in outdoor games can stimulate creativity and boost imagination in young children. Because when surrounded by trees and other objects, children's imagination and creativity will be strongly promoted.
Get more social skills.
Children who spend more time outdoors are more likely to make friends and interact better with other children. Meanwhile, children who prefer to stay at home are often more shy and timid.
Develop a positive attitude to life.
Children who spend a lot of time playing outdoors often have a very positive attitude and are always filled with happiness. In addition, playing outdoors is also a great opportunity for children to spread their positive energy to everyone around.
One of the interesting benefits of outdoor activities is that it can help shape personality. When participating in games, children will learn how to be independent, how to deal with emergency situations, how to get up on their own after failure... without adult supervision. This builds trust and equips children with hands-on experiences to deal with future situations.
In addition, playing outdoors with friends helps children develop other qualities such as discipline, teamwork, and leadership. These are all useful things for the child's life later on.
Playing outside can help children improve their concentration, attention, observation and reasoning skills. Because outdoor games often require high concentration and observation in children.
For children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHA), experts also recommend that you let children participate in more outdoor activities, especially where there are many trees and fresh air to improve concentration.
Enhance motor skills.
Outdoor activities with games such as swings, slides, chase, jump rope, and shuttlecock... not only bring joy to children, but also help them learn reflexes and flexible hand control. , legs and whole body. From there, improving mobility, agility, coordination and balance, and helping children improve bone density and develop better muscle system.
Build a healthy lifestyle.
Encouraging children to participate in more outdoor activities is a way to help them lead a balanced, healthy and active lifestyle as an adult.
Playdate Day origin.
Ilona Viluma, mother and CEO of GIGI Bloks got the idea for the playdate. She is also a mother, and realizes that life is increasingly developing and invisible in general, children are increasingly focused on laptops or phones. She says that for children the best way to learn sociability, curiosity, creativity and curiosity is through play, not sitting in front of a computer. And she developed this holiday, aimed at getting children away from phones and computers. Let them play together and let the parents take the time to plan and schedule outdoor games for their kids.
How to hold The International Playdate Day
If you already have lovely children, celebrate this holiday by inviting your friends or neighbors to arrange a fun day with your children and your friends' children. Organize some light outdoor play for your kids, and encourage them to get involved in outdoor activities rather than sitting at a screen. If you don't have kids yet, please share these interesting facts about this holiday with everyone around, or share great ideas about celebrating this holiday on social media with the hashtag #InternationalPlaydateDay.
ObservedInternational Playdate Day has been observed annually on January 21st.
Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Thursday, January 21st, 2021
Friday, January 21st, 2022
Saturday, January 21st, 2023
Sunday, January 21st, 2024
Ilona Viluma in 2017