Play is the child’s way of learning and through this children receive information from the surrounding environment to use it in their physical and mental development. Playing helps children learn and develop as individuals, and as members of the community. Developmental Benefits of play include creativity and imagination, learning to solve problems, discovery and reasoning, symbolic thought and ability to cooperate. Play can be defined as freely chosen, personally directed, intrinsically motivated behaviour that actively engages the child. For a child, being outdoors is the only chance for exploring the world surrounds him or her. It is outdoors that helps children freely experience their motor skills like running, jumping, climbing etc. It is also the most appropriate area for performing manipulative skills such as swinging, lifting, and balancing. Most of the cases; outdoors have something more than physical benefits. While playing outdoors, children are more likely to invent games and learn about the world in their way. The value of play is considered by researchers from a range of disciplines including psychology, education, philosophy, and anthropology. Playing is fundamental to human development and emphasizes its critical value for all children. Physical development of children can be analyzed in two parts; sensory and motor. Sensory stimulation describes the feelings which are perceived through the senses such as touching, seeing and hearing. Motor stimulation is equally important as sensory stimulation. It supports eye-hand-foot coordination and is beneficial to children’s development of balance and locomotor skills. Children reinforce and practice their motor skills while manipulating the materials. Children learn to control their bodies and give their bodies directions to achieve the tasks as they explore. Since children easily learn new motor abilities, simple activities are coordinated to create more complex ones. The term ‘movement’ is important for every person right from the moment of birth. By providing outdoor play activities that involve movement, children explore their physical skills. To allow children the best opportunities to exercise and to extend their physical skills will help to maintain their interest throughout their stages of physical development. 3 Cognitive Development Cognitive development can be defined as the change in mental abilities like learning, language memory, reasoning, and thinking. It is in a cognitive play that children improve their role-playing, problem-solving, constructing, and fantasying abilities.