The Importance of Nature and Getting Kids Into It
Last week, the Washington Post posted this article about the importance of nature in kids’ lives. There were lots of fascinating takeaways like this one…
“many studies that have shown that spending time in nature has tremendous health benefits, among them improved concentration, a greater ability to engage in creative play, an aid to help treat mental illness (in particular ADHD and depression), and exercise that beats out organized sports with its hour-to-hour physical activity.”
The article goes on to list ten great ways to get your kids into nature—from inspiring them with classic stories of adventure to limiting electronic devices while commuting. You can catch the whole article here.
What would you add to the list? Here five ideas I love…
1. Take a hike
2. Go on a leaf hunt and make a wreath with the leaves you collect
3. Go the nature + art route and make a color wheel inspired by the colors of fall
4. Go Camping!
5. Spread out a blanket and watch the stars come out