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Take it Outside!: The Importance of Outdoor Play

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Course Length

2 hours (0.2 CEUs)

Delivery Method

Asynchronous eLearning


On-Demand eLearning

Course Summary

This course explores the importance of outdoor time and outdoor play in order to promote healthy habits in children. Research shows that children today spend less time playing outdoors than any previous generation. For happier, healthier, and stronger children, plus to maintain healthy body weight, discover ways to encourage them to get outside, get moving, and connect with the natural world.

CEU Credits

.2 CEUs

CDA Competency Area

Content Area II: Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development

MN KCF Content Area

II.D: Promoting Physical Development


1 (Beginner)

State Approval



It covers CDA Subject Area 2: Steps to Advance Children’s Physical and Intellectual Development. This course can also be taken as a stand-alone learning event, or as part of a broader early childhood education curriculum.