The following post is by contributor Catherine Way of Adventures With Kids and originally appeared March 2011.
There are many physical and mental health benefits to children in spending time outdoors. One easy way to increase the amount of time your child spends outdoors is to make your garden an appealing outdoor play space.
What do children want in an outdoor play space? Children prefer natural playspaces that have plenty of opportunities for exploration, challenge, interaction and learning.
There are many ways that you can add child-friendly elements to both big and small gardens. Adding some of these elements to your garden will help make it a space where you child loves to be.