Sunday, November 3, 2019

Kids Need Nature

Getting back to nature may help children cope with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Spending time in "green" settings reduced ADHD symptoms in a national study of children aged 5 to 18.
Recess serves as a necessary break from the rigors of concentrated, academic challenges in the classroom. But equally important is the fact that safe and well-supervised recess offers cognitive, social, emotional, and physical benefits that may not be fully appreciated when a decision is made to diminish it.
Benefits of School Gardens

Experience and research have shown numerous benefits of school gardens and natural landscaping:
  • students learn focus and patience, cooperation, teamwork and social skills.
  • they gain self-confidence and a sense of “capableness” along with new skills and knowledge in food growing — soon-to-be-vital for the 21st century.

Nature Deficit Disorder
https://www.childrenandnature.org/about/nature-deficit-disorder/

Nature-deficit disorder is the idea that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors, and the belief that this change results in a wide range of behavioral problems. 

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