Childhood, particularly under the age of 12, is the most important time of our lives for developing an environmental identity. This is key for understanding our place in the world and our relationship with nature. While the best way to foster an environmental identity is through playing outside in nature, experiencing the changes in a natural element that you can develop a relationship with is a unique and exciting experience that contributes to a deep understanding of the na
Researchers, parents and general community members alike have noticed a change in the way children now grow and learn in society. The lives of children have become increasingly structured and scheduled, and allowing time for unstructured play is more important than ever. Let's all encourage a little more spontaneity and child-directed play to develop essential life skills!