September 19, 2012 per Sarah Lindenfeld Hall regarding “Take a Child Outside Week”
“Take a Child Outside Week” is part of an international movement started by the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences.
It runs form Sept. 24 to Sept. 30 each year. Its goal is to raise consciousness regarding the importance of kids spending plenty of time outside – 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. Take a Child Outside Week’s organizers say getting kids outside more often connects them to the natural world.
An important factor which attracts children outdoors is access to outdoor playground equipment and backyard 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.