Nature provides obvious benefits to us from the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the food we eat. Only recently has there been interest in showcasing the benefits it has on helping kids learn and live better. From reducing stress to improving creativity, nature nurtures the mind. Studies suggest that a simple 20 minute walk outside can help kids concentrate. More surprising and less obvious is that experiences in nature can improve confidence and problem-solving skills.
Back to school shouldn’t mean back inside, and this year nature can help your kids get back into the school groove.
As the back-to-school season kicks into high gear, the lesson we learned is that more indoor book time is not necessarily the best activity for kids to develop and learn. Finding time to get outdoors can help them get the most out of the academic year.
Here are a few ideas to get more outdoor time this fall. How are you going to incorporate nature and outdoor time into your kids’ back to school routine?