Child development happens best in moments of freedom for kids, whether it's through free play, free choice, or free times.
This infographic from the team at AAA State of Play looks at 27 reasons why play and freedom throughout the summer months can benefit children in very big ways, and it features a great mix of both facts and quotes.
One of the most interesting facts includes "On average, children spend more than seven hours in front of a screen daily. This can affect their sleep, self-esteem, and more. Freedom to play away from screens promotes healthy sleep, social skills, physical fitness, and key motor skills." Kathleen Alfano, Ph.D. also said it best on this infographic -- "Children have a great need for physical exercise and activity and a chance to use their muscles to run, swing, jump, skate, and ride a bike and to be out in the fresh air and sunshine."
Infographic by: aaastateofplay