Playing outside: The antidote to the metaverse? | Health

Nature delivered glorious fall weather to New Hampshire last week, and the McRitchie family of Merrimack took full advantage of it.

At Nashua’s Roby Park, Andrew McRitchie was pushing 2-year-old Callum on a swing as his wife, Kathleen, looked on. Andrew is a clinical child psychologist who goes to work early at Massachusetts General Hospital; Kathleen is a nurse who works the night shift.

Kerri Szmyt of Pelham plays with her daughter, Hailee, 2, at Roby Park in Nashua.

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‘Pathways to Play’

Outdoor fun

Andrew Szmyt of Pelham watches as his daughter, Hailee, 2, plays on the swings at Roby Park in Nashua.

Offering an alternative

Bike ride

Mary Overko of Nashua watches her grandson, Sebastian, 4, ride his bike at Roby Park in Nashua.

Starting early

Playing outdoors

Andrew and Kathleen McRitchie of Merrimack play with their son, Callum, 2, at Roby Park in Nashua. The couple say they make sure the toddler plays outside every day.

Changing behavior