Why Kids Need to Spend Time in Nature

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Children seem to prefer playing inside more than they do outdoors because that is maybe what they have become accustomed to. Parents would rather know that their children are safe and kids are able to interact with people online. The outdoors seem like they’re being replaced with screens. Backyards are also becoming less popular because it’s harder to feel connected to nature when you’re confined to just that small space. Kids will do better to play outside int he long run because it teaches them to be independent, it stimulates all of their senses at once, and it keeps them active. It is also helpful for their energy levels and ability to concentrate.

Key Takeaways:

  • Technology has reduced the amount of time that children spend outdoors and has dramatically increased the amount they spend indoors.
  • Children who experience outdoor activities usually develop better than children who spend too much time indoors.
  • Children who play outdoors develop more skills and creativity that help them solve problems.

“Recent studies have exposed the benefit—even necessity—of spending time outdoors, both for kids and adults.”

Read more: https://childmind.org/article/why-kids-need-to-spend-time-in-nature/