I Think Children Should Be Encouraged to Play Outside

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 482 People

    Family Reunion

    Others kids are given time to play outside. But I only have to do it indoors. My sisters are my playmates. We were not allowed to run at home. We usually play board games. During family reunion is the only time to play outdoors. That's why I don't wanna miss one.
    dazzlingeyes dazzlingeyes
    18-21, F
    May 30, 2010

    Playing Outside= Privilege Growing up with a

    poor family in a poor village in Northern Russia, me and my brothers played outside pretty much everyday until I was 10 or 11 when we started getting a steady income and I became more of a "lady", sewing, knitting and such instead of playing outside. my brothers were all working...
    MileyNova MileyNova
    18-21, F
    Jan 3, 2014

    Good Times

    I loved playing outside when I was little be it throwing ball with my baby brother or playing with the hose on a hot summer day, spraying my friends/siblings or making a big arch and running under it, those were some of the best times I had...except when we got in trouble and had...
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion
    26-30, F
    Jan 4, 2008

    Exactly...

    I grew up in texas, in a house with no air condidtioning. which meant the best thing to do was go outside or be cooked inside. thats the one thing i miss most about texas. (i live in pennsylvania now) when i was younger, I LIVED outside. i'd spend all day playing outside, then we...
    garbanzobean garbanzobean
    22-25, F
    Feb 22, 2008

    Get Outside and Play

    I do believe it is important for all of us to be outside in the sun so I found this great new item from Carayola.  They make a new toy that uses 3-D sidewalk chalk.  I purchased several of these kits and I will be giving these to the kids in my life to encourage them to...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    7 Responses May 16, 2008

    Play Outside

    Its not like it used to be.  When I was a kid, I was mostly playing outside.  Since my grandmother was our baby sitter, we were entitled only being inside for one hour, the rest we needed being outside, have fun and move.  Now a days, kids are mostly inside, on...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Sep 29, 2010

    Of Course They Should.

    I see too many glued to the television, playing video games and blocking out the world with their iPods. They are becoming entrenched in a throw away world, which can carry over into their social life. I've seen young people with a throw away attitude towards friends. They have...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 1, 2008

    Don't Miss Out

    The thing about being stuck inside the house playing video games or on the computer or whatever is that you miss out on so many cool things that are just simple. I wonder if some people even know that the world is not pixellated. There is a lot to experience outdoors, but you...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 16, 2011

    I Dont Have Kids But

    i think kids should play outside more, i remember when i was a kid i spent most of the time outside i was a pretty tan kid i loved being outside, swinging on swings playing in the leaves jumping in the pool. walking everywhere, i mean im only 21 but i see my brother and other...
    zelliebellie zelliebellie
    22-25, F
    Oct 28, 2011

    Playing Outside= Privilege Growing up with a

    poor family in a poor village in Northern Russia, me and my brothers played outside pretty much everyday until I was 10 or 11 when we started getting a steady income and I became more of a "lady", sewing, knitting and such instead of playing outside. my brothers were all working...
    MileyNova MileyNova
    18-21, F
    Jan 3, 2014

    Loved to Play Outside

    I used to love to play outside when I was a kid.  I remember mom yelling at me all the time to get outside and go play.  Now to many kids want to sit in front of the television and not go outside.  My husband and I had our nephew for a couple of weeks a...
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Jan 31, 2009

    As kid I wanted to play outside

    or with a toy. I always found playing video games slightly boring however I find them relaxing in the evening.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    18-21
    1 Response Mar 15, 2015
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