I’m a big believer in getting kids to play outside as much as possible. Too many spend way too much time in front of one screen or another. Sending them out to ride bikes, skate, skateboard, whatever their favorite pair of human-powered wheels are, helps keep them healthy.
It’s especially nice for work at home parents if the kids are old enough, and the local situation safe enough, to send them out on their own. Kids love getting that little bit of adventure that comes from being unsupervised. If they have friends outside to play with, so much the better. They’ll often play longer if there’s someone to play with.