Did you know that children are spending less time outdoors in nature today than at any other time in history? We are now seeing the impact this development is having in children's health, wellbeing and development.
Research shows that time in nature helps us thrive as individuals - physically, intellectually, emotionally, mentally, and ethically. The results present a compelling business case regarding the value of nature and the multitude of benefits associated with green time including enhanced learning, concentration, healing, relaxation and recovery, to name a few.
What can you do this year to raise the profile of outdoor play and natural outdoor spaces in your early childhood setting?
We are in a position - and have a responsibility - to make a difference to the lives of children.
Let the children play outside!