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Why are outdoor activities good for my child’s development?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Getting outside and exploring allows your child to experience the awe and wonder of the great outdoors -- and learn from all kinds of sources, be they animal, vegetable, or mineral. Exposure to nature has enormous positive effects: It promotes intellectual curiosity, sustained focus, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, physical strength, and coordination, as well as provides opportunities for relaxation.
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