Studies have found that being out in nature enhances cognitive development resulting in improved concentration and stimulated learning. Practical hands-on learning is absorbed better than learning theory form books. Unstructured play fosters independence and empowers our children to use their imagination. The freedom of the outdoors also promotes physical fitness resulting in calmer behaviors and improved health.
Our connection with nature is a vital part of sustainable education. Children will develop an appreciation for Mother Earth and the skills to care for themselves and their environment.
Technology has limited face-to-face human interaction so make it a point to spend time with your kids in The Great Outdoors!