September 11 – promote

September 11, 2019 =========

☆  promote 促進する


On a parenting website in Australia, they promote that children aged 0 – 8 years old, should be playing outdoors several times a day. This could something simple like playing in the garden, or at a playground, climbing trees, playing in the sand and water or mud. Older kids can go on nature walks or even build cubbyhouses. Even at elementary school, the teachers promote getting outdoors and running around and having fun.

I wonder why we stop promoting the outdoors and getting outside for teenagers and adults? Teenagers are prone to stress, with so much study to do, so getting outdoors would help with that. And adults spend way too much time inside at work, don’t you think?

How is it in Japan? Do schools or companies promote getting outdoors and taking breaks?