The world has so much for children to explore and discover. There's no better way to see it all — and grow with healthy bodies and curious minds — than by getting outside and playing!
The world has so much for children to explore and discover. There's no better way to see it all — and grow with healthy bodies and curious minds — than by getting outside and playing! Playing outside is fun to do with family or friends, and is a great opportunity to embrace new and exciting experiences. With this book, youngsters can discover many different ways to enjoy the outside — at a playground, in a park, in safe neighborhood streets, or in one's own backyard — including running, biking, swinging, hula—hooping, doing handstands, and exploring. There's no shortage of play activities to choose from!
Featuring bright photos of children in motion from mixed backgrounds and abilities, this read—aloud book will inspire young ones everywhere to get outside and play in their surroundings. Author and play expert Pat Rumbaugh offers helpful resources to promote successful play, including suggested activities, play locations, and rules. Let's Play Outside! is a marvelous way to excite and encourage children and adults alike to get outside and play!
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Pat Rumbaugh is the cofounder of Let's Play America and is affectionately known by many as "The Play Lady." She founded the play advocacy organization Takoma—Plays! in Takoma Park, Maryland, and was a physical education teacher and coach for more than 25 years. Pat lives in Takoma Park.
Daniel Nakamura is the cofounder of Let's Play America and owner of Bootho—Rama Photobooth, which serves the Washington, DC, metro region. He loves to document kids in action and promotes play through his photography. Daniel lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife and two daughters.