Health Tip: Encourage Safe Exploring Outdoors
(HealthDay News) -- Exploring the great outdoors helps toddlers learn about the world around them, but it's important to create a safe environment without the risk of injury.
The Nemours Foundation suggests how to promote safe outdoor play for toddlers:
Offer different types of balls to encourage learning to kick, catch and throw.
Encourage your toddler to feel the bark on trees and examine leaves.
Offer your toddler chalk, and let him or her draw on the driveway.
Plan a picnic lunch at a park, playground or backyard with other parents and children to give the kids a chance to socialize and play with others.