Outdoor learning has a direct positive impact on physical development:
- Moving from one activity to another often means physically moving location.
- Many activities have movement elements in them where participants must use all the space available.
- Specific activities, like exploring, tree climbing, building dens from natural materials and collecting, require much more physical effort then indoor activities.
- With the outdoor classroom being physically larger than many indoor classrooms, it provides more opportunities for physical development o take place.