Tell Nature-Deficit Disorder to Take a Hike
with These Kid-Friendly Outdoor Adventures
Most parents today have heard the warnings about why it’s best to limit screen time for kids. Unlimited screen time certainly isn’t great for a child’s development, but that’s not the only reason to keep screen use in check. Nature-deficit disorder is another problem that has cropped up in recent years as kids are spending less time outdoors. Here’s what you need to know about nature deficit disorder and how it impacts kids, as well as ideas to help get them to put the screens down and head outdoors.
What Is Nature Deficit Disorder and How Does it Affect Kids?
Ideas to Explore Nature in Your Own Backyard
How to Foster a Love of Nature — Close to Home and Far Away
The great news for busy parents is that avoiding nature-deficit disorder really is simple. We love the idea of taking family trips that give you opportunities for outdoor adventures, but it’s just as beneficial to get a healthy dose of nature right in your own backyard. With these ideas in hand, why not set a new family goal for time spent outside? Who needs screen time? Now you can start tracking how much nature time your family racks up.
Article credit: Jenny Miller, https://stopndd.org/
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