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Outdoor play and the impact on children’s lives

Posted on 5 September, 2017 at 12:58 Comments comments (275)

Outdoor play is an essential aspect of helping to ensure the health and wellbeing of children on the Spiritual, Mental, Emotional and Physical aspects of their being. 

Being in Nature, exploring and experiencing life at different levels not only brings a sense of physical and mental wellbeing, it also fosters a deep connection to the Earth and all that inhabit Her. This is crucial not only for children's health, but for their future and the future of the planet. If human beings do not reconnect at a very deep level with the Earth, then the rate of destruction for the Mother is ensured.

Another aspect of outdoor play is that of experiencing risk taking. If a child can explore risk taking, then they are more balanced and understanding of this side their life experience as they grow in to adults and are better able to make appropriate choices.

Exercise is so very beneficial for physical and mental health and sharing experiences with animals, birds and plants etc is beneficial for the Soul.

And of course, being around dirt is fantastic for seeding the immune system so that the children can grow strong and healthy. Above all, its just great FUN! For children and adults alike.

About the Author

Melanie Tomsett is a Shamanic practitioner and owner of Shamanic Quest based in Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire in the UK. Shamanic Quest offers a range of opportunities for you to explore and learn shamanic practices. These include Introductory Workshops, Foundation Course, Practitioner Course, Drum Circle, Sweat Lodge, Sun Lodge and Moon Lodge, Student Clinics and Consultations. Full details can be found at