What are the benefits of outings?
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Host: What are benefits of Outings? Rene Hackney: Outings help with building early language by giving children a wider of variety of language. When you go out to the Pumpkin Patch with a 16-month old you are giving them language like pumpkins and corn and cows, where they've maybe not heard some of those words before. This is a benefit that seems throughout childhood, not just in the earlier years. I thought about this when we took our own girls who were six and nine Loray Caverns, they were hearing about the stalactites and stalagmites and cave words some spelunking, things that they would never have heard other places. So, those outings tend to just expand their language. So, when children are really young, it means taking them to the grocery stores and to the farmer s market, to the bank and just talking to them about all that they are seeing and doing.
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