Per Sarah Lindenfeld Hall regarding “Take a Child Outside Week” (September 19, 2012)
“Take a Child Outside Week” is part of an international movement started by the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences.
Every year between Sept. 24 to Sept. 30 this new holiday week’s goal is to raise awareness of the importance of kids getting plenty of time outdoors – and to make sure they get outside to celebrate. This annual celebration was inspired by Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder,” which sparked a national debate about kids and nature. Read what its organizers say about getting kids outside more often connecting them to the natural world.
An important factor in attracting children outdoors is access to outdoor play sets and outside playground equipment – especially when configured into a natural outdoor setting. Getting your kids outdoor and engaged in active physical play is truly a justifiable investment for families with young children.