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6 Outdoor Education Resources for Parents

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle

Whenever possible, get outside and discover the natural world with your children.  Connecting children with nature has many long-lasting benefits and, according to the Natural Learning Initiative of North Caroline State University, they include:

  • Supports creativity and problem solving
  • Enhances cognitive abilities
  • Improves academic performance
  • Reduces Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) symptoms
  • Increases physical activity
  • Improves nutrition
  • Improves eyesight
  • Improves social relations
  • Improves self-discipline
  • Reduces stress

What other reasons do you need?  Here is a link that offers a valuable list of suggestions for hands-on, outdoor education for families.  HAVE FUN!

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