Incorporating Nature into Your Daily Lives

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Getting out into nature and encouraging free play may seem far fetched and must be penciled in the calendar long in advance–WRONG! Nature can and should be incorporated into your daily lives EACH AND EVERY DAY.

Unless it’s pouring or freezing, there is NO REASON not to take a walk, every. single. day. As Dr. Taylor Faber once said, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes.” Dress for the occasion and walk your children to and from school. Walking your neighborhood promotes social connections among neighbors, helps children reduce attentional fatigue from being stuck in a classroom all day, and will help children develop a better sense of direction.

Here are some other ways to engage with nature–

  1. When weather permits, have a picnic in your backyard! Who says you need to go somewhere.
  2. Start a garden. Give children tasks to complete each week such as watering, deadheading…

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