Overstimulated, isolated, sedentary, anxious, depressed children can get that way from staying in the house all day. This may happen because:
- Many parents are overanxious about their kids getting hurt and they think that their kids are safer in the house.
- Parents don’t understand the benefits of outdoor play.
- Moms can’t take their screens outside to watch the kids because of the glare and battery life so, they plug their kids in and they all stay inside connected to technology.
- Kids complain about being hot and un-entertained outside.
To wrap up this series on the critical developmental factors that every child needs, I will address the issue of nature in your child’s life. Nature is the bow that wraps the other three critical developmental factors together: attachment, touch, movement. It seems like a simple factor but don’t skim this post too fast, you may miss the scientific reasons why nature is good for your child.
Outdoor play is a biological necessity for children. We need the stimulation of the