Children need to connect with nature!!!!
In our current society, and more frequently, childhood occurs in the urban environment. Undoubtedly, living in the city allows children to enjoy advantages such as education, medical services or recreational facilities. But the fact that children are indoors most of their time, is leading to a sedentary life, connection to technology and separation from the natural world are evidence of a drastic decrease of outdoor playing, This reality presents great disadvantages. Far from nature, children are losing stimuli such as contact with open spaces, the feeling of freedom and being able to move freely, of observing how nature works, how plants grow, how a storm is triggered..... in conclusion they are losing vital experiences that are fundamental for their learning.
Children need to be in contact with the world around them, to have an integral development. Today's children have access to plenty information about the environment and ecology, but mostly this knowledge comes from books or computers, not from their own experience. The reality is, that nothing can replace what a child learns while being in direct contact with nature. By connecting with their natural environment will boost their physical development, will enhance their intellectual, boost their emotional intelligence and encourage social awareness, it will definitely make them stronger, reduce stress and it will help them understand their environment and its importance.
It is essential to help our children reconnect with nature. Children feel spontaneously attracted to nature. Nature is an ideal space to stimulate their senses, to experiment, to make their own discoveries and learn to understand how the world works from their own personal experiences. Connection with nature awakes children's desire to learn and explore, their imagination is activated through experimentation and play, it also encourages their autonomy, creativity, and empathy, and motor skills are achieved by boosting coordination, balance and agility. When practicing outdoor games will improve their physical kills. In addition, understanding their natural world will make them feel interested in taking care of the environment .