Skinned knees are now a thing. We’re so proud of them.
As I’m sure you already know from even just your own childhood, when kids play outside, their psychological and physical health improves. It’s even better with unstructured play. We’re still working toward getting more of it all in again now that little brother is here.
When we are outside, Nishantha is great at encouraging Nouarie to run and jump back up after she takes a spill. Also, advice from Nouarie’s friend Regan to just yell “Wipeout!” and keep playing helps, skinned knees and all.
For more about outdoor play, I recommend Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children by Angela Hanscom.
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