Connecting Kids to Nature – Now is the time!
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents often heard from a multitude of experts that kids were losing their connection to nature and the outdoors. We as parents have witnessed this ourselves. We were much more likely to spend the entire day outside playing with friends than kids are today. Now it’s harder to pry children away from their screens, whether it be a computer game, tablet, or smartphone. Often parents have to literally drag their kids outside in order to force them to get fresh air and exercise.
Now that we have spent hours upon hours at home and inside, we are all getting tired of staring at the same four walls. Our eyes and minds need a break from the screen and children, especially, need a break from Zoom and the opportunity to relax and spend time outdoors.
Please let me know what you think in the comments section.
I don't think encouraging parents to take their kids outdoors is strange or radical but I was raised similarly to you. I often wonder how I would feel about the back to nature movement if I was raised on tv and videos and had raised my kids that way also. Maybe it is weird?!
Thanks, I am glad I am not the only one to think kids should naturally be outside. I truly don't think it's weird because I see the positive effects it has on my kids. I am sure you do too!