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How important is nature to children’s emotional development?

27/11/2019 12:32:14 PM / by Karina Miotto posted in Education, sustainable, children, childreninnature, nature, health, naturedefictdisorder, richardlouv

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Children need nature to properly evolve not only in terms of enhancing creativity but also for improving motor skills or just to have fun. Okay, we know that while playing outdoors in the natural world children can evolve in their imagination, their capacity to explore, they can find a sense of adventure and learning. But the benefits of this relationship goes deeper: being constantly in nature is key to children’s emotional health as well. This is well explained by American journalist Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, a US bestseller book.

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