These days you probably heard about the well-publicised research referring to the phenomenal advantages of spending time in nature.
“Vitamin N” has been proven to reduce anxiety, reduce the chances of depressive disorders, reduce weight problems, improve the body's defence mechanism, and improve intellectual abilities.
You may have even heard that most of thesesame focus-improving, mood-lifting,health-supporting, frustration-calming advantages apply to kids too. Spending some time in nature has been proven to reduce the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. And beyond all these concrete effects, kids who frequently spend time in the outdoors report sensations of greater freedom, confidence, wonder, awe, joy, mystery, and peace.
There are ways we can add nature into our kid’s lives to reap the benefits mentioned above.
Sing and Read About Nature with Your Child
Do you want to inspire and encourage your child?
Sing the outside songs with your child in any recreational park or outdoor space to enjoy the touch of nature. You can get nature songs from a plethora of YouTube channels.Download those videos and sing the new one everytime you head outside with your child. Such songs will make your child build new relationships with nature.
You can also read books that are colourful with adventure and naturelanguage; you can get these books from your local librarybuy some from Amazon.
Refrain from the need to micromanage the child’s experience in nature.
Put aside “teaching times,” be there and observe.
Find a place near a creek or pond and encourage your kid to observe. If you're quiet and still, you will observe nature without distraction; the colourful frogs will appear at the edge of the creek or pond, the squirrels and birds will start to return to their work. If you're with a young kid, follow his/her lead. Let the kid dig in the mud and explore underneath stones.
Get A Free Time for Unstructured Outdoor Play
Research from the Kaiser Family Foundation discovered that children between eight and eighteen are spending at least 7.6 hours a day on their electronic devices and games - that is 50 hours a week.
If this is the case, we can certainly reduce their screen time and try to replace it with nature exploration and being outside with no agenda.
Try to Get Organized
If your kid is interested in exploring nature with other people, strongly encourage him/her to get involved in the neighbourhood or local community. Find a garden, creek or field, to revive and encourage your kid to become a dynamic individual in protecting it. Getting your all family members (or local community) involved is even better.
School trips have always proved to be a good thing for both learners and their tutors. They help to excite students by acting as a type of recess. A school trip means that students get to take a break from the monotony of having to sit in class all day. They also provide a break from the everyday routine of having to shuffle from class to another and having to listen to school bells.
Reasons to Consider Taking an Educational School Trip
A school trip is a chance for the learners to act like tourists, even if it is only for a few hours. It is also a chance to visit new places and take in new sights. The following are additional advantages that come with taking educational school trips:
Makes It Easier to Understand the Knowledge Passed On in Class
For students who have already proved that they are active learners, an educational trip helps bring the lessons learned in the classroom to life. The trip makes the lessons easier to understand and more tangible. Even students who do not like reading will usually enjoy taking part in the activities associated with the school trip.
Opportunity to Explore New Concepts
Being out in the field also makes it easier for learners to connect with what is happening in the world. This touch of reality can make it possible for them to remember some of the concepts that they learned in class. For instance, a trip to a science museum or historical site provides the learners with a learning opportunity to explore new concepts. A trip to the orchestra, art museum, or theater will expose the learners to cultural experiences that they may not have grasped in a class setting. It is also a chance to appreciate and learn about different cultures beyond what they already know. Therefore, they not only get a chance to understand what they have learned, but they also get to boost their scope of knowledge and imagination.
Chance to Meet New People
Students out on a school trip will also get an opportunity to practice their social skills and interact with new people. They also get to make new connections with people that they may not have interacted with had they not left their school. Sharing new experiences also helps provide a strong bond and friendship between the learners. They can retell their experiences in future instances helping re-live some of their best moments together. Read more
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