Create a Play Space
Creating an Outdoor Play Space
Children and outdoor play just go together! From blowing bubbles to rolling down hills – and everything in between – outdoor play is a cornerstone of a healthy, happy childhood. But did you know that today's children spend less time outdoors than any previous generation, while spending and alarming time in front of televisions and other screens?
At Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play (HSBS), we are intent on reversing this trend. One way to promote more outdoor play is to provide high quality spaces for active play and learning. In this section, you will find tools and resources to do just that!
Need help explaining the importance of outdoor play to families or program staff? Download our helpful Benefits of Outdoor Play Tip Sheet today!
Click on the links below and get started planning your dream play space/outdoor classroom.