Children who learn to play outside become healthier than their indoor peers. They also learn a lot more about social skills, develop a risk analysis ability and a great awareness of their surroundings.
Studies reveal that they are also less likely to need glasses. Bristol University completed a recent study on 7,000 youngsters aged between 8 to 9 years old. Interestingly the test sample proved there were no hereditary eye sight defect links to parents. Children spending more time in the open had less chance of wearing glasses regardless of any eyesight impairment of their parents.
Although the precise reason for the link between the outdoors life and improved eyesight is not yet known, the research group highly recommended the outdoor life whilst their investigations continue.