Age: 6 mo-5
Applicable To: Groups or Individuals
CAPPD Concepts: Calm, present
What It Is:Let children run, jump, climb, scream and play outside. Toddlers, as well as older children, like to play ‘hide and seek.’ Let children be creative in their play.
Why It Helps: Physical activity helps calm children, decreases anxiety, and releases tension and stress. It also helps physical development as well as brain development. ‘Hide and seek’ is a good outdoors game because it comforts children to be ‘lost’ and then ‘found.’ The creative aspect of outdoors play also helps children process their trauma.