Helping our children connect with nature

The cold and miserable Easter holidays this year are not the best time to encourage our children to go outside. The truth is though, even without the kids in treediscouraging weather, they are more likely to be huddled in front of their computer or TV, than they are to be venturing out, eager and curious, to see what they could find.

The lack of direct experience of nature is impoverishing children – and adults – in ways that scientists are only beginning to understand, says Cassandra Jardine, in We Must Help our Children Connect with Nature.

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