Playing outside can assist in a young child's process of personal development, an expert believes.
Joanne Mallon, life coach and author of Toddlers: An Instruction Manual, has advised parents to make sure they engage their kids when enjoying outside spaces with them, as the more they do this, the more the little one will learn.
"If they're getting their hands in the mud or sandpit, sliding down a swing, stomping on fallen leaves or digging in the ground, it all adds to their learning experience," she noted.
Ms Mallon explained that getting kids involved in gardening is another way to increase their awareness of the great outdoors and boost their engagement with nature.
Indeed, the expert noted that little ones are often "much less squeamish" than adults when it comes to things like picking up bugs and worms and this should not necessarily be discouraged.
She concluded that just taking children outside while watering the plants is an ideal way of improving their knowledge.