It’s time we gave our children permission to get outside and get dirty

September 1, 2014 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

People who spend more time outdoors as kids are the ones who have a stronger interest in protecting the planet.

What I’m worried about is when normal becomes norm: when we don’t think that it’s a cause for concern that there are no children playing out on streets; when we don’t think it’s bad that children can name their favourite tellytubby quicker than their favourite bird.

Odd as it might sound, we want to give children permission to get outside and make mud pies, plant things and race snails. In fact, we want to give parents permission, too, because often it’s the parents who need persuading. Once they get out and do it, kids love to play outdoors. It’s the parents who have said no. More  HERE>>     Article by Helen Meech, in The Guardian.

Related: 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 3/4


Entry filed under: Biodiversity, Health/Wellness, Students/Youth.

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