Why Kids Need to Spend Time In Nature 

April 6, 2021

This past year has been challenging for us all, having to stay at home and mostly indoors, having to adjust to visiting with family and friends via zoom, and having to be very creative in planning activities for our children. 

As we head into Spring and are able to be outside more (safely, with masks, of course), we encourage you to spend time with your children in nature.  Here at TEL HI, outdoor play is built into our curriculum.  We understand the importance of getting children outside, moving their bodies, and interacting with the natural world around them.   

This article, “Why Kids Need to Spend Time in Nature”, addresses why nature is good for kids’ minds and also has a link to some great ideas about how to make being outdoors fun and rewarding for kids.   

“In the early 1980s, a Harvard University biologist named Edward O. Wilson proposed a theory called biophilia: that humans are instinctively drawn towards their natural surroundings. Many 21st century parents, however, would question this theory, as they watch their kids express a clear preference for sitting on a couch in front of a screen over playing outside.”  Click here for more… 

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