Why your kids need more nature time this Spring.
Welcome. Duke and Daisy are happy that you stopped by, and they have some fantastic tips for you to help your children get outdoors.
Kids need good doses of nature. Miraculous things can happen for them if they spend time in their own backyard, open spaces, parks, and any place outdoors where it’s safe and fun for kids to enjoy trees, flowers, and fresh air.
Beginning in the early 1980s, Edward O. Wilson a Harvard University biologist proposed a theory called biophilia: that humans are instinctively drawn towards their natural surroundings. Now, in 21st-century parents wonder if this theory was right when kids express a greater preference to sitting indoors with their eyes fixed on a screen over playing outdoors.
The national panic about kids spending too much time indoors has become so extreme that the crisis has a name: Nature deficit disorder.
It may not be a disorder, but kids were spending greater amounts of time indoors than outside. The kid’s shift is due to technology where they spend from 4 to 7 minutes outdoors and over 4 to 7 hours a day in front of a screen.
Duke and Daisy want to help your children become healthier and happier by spending more time outdoors.
It Builds Confidence
It Promotes Creativity
It Gets Kids Moving
It Reduces Stress and Fatigue
How do you entice kids to unplug and get outdoors? Duke and Daisy have some great suggestions.
Since parents struggle with getting kids outdoors at all times of the year. ActiveForLife offers some proven tricks that will get them outside and playing.
RunWildMyChild has 100 fun activities to keep your kids entertained, learning, and active while outside this spring.
After your children spend time outdoors, Duke and Daisy’s found some nature books to help your kids keep their nature inspiration.
When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle’s great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors.
The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary’s only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. One day, with the help of two unexpected companions, she discovers a way in. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life?
Aster’s last memories are blurred. All she can remember is being on a boat with her aunt and other members of the eco-village where she was sent to live after the death of her mother. But Sam, who once met the sisters on a plane, makes links between the mystery of their disappearance and suspicious happenings in his own life. Though Aster can’t think clearly, she feels the answers to all of her questions may lie beneath the sea. But nothing can prepare her for the secrets and revelations that she will uncover in her search for her sister.
In a stunning dual narrative, the truth unravels with devastating effect — and the answer lies in the secret underwater world surrounding the desert island. The more Aster searches for Poppy, the more strange things she finds. There is a secret deep in the water. A secret with the potential to change medical history
This unique book offers ten handy how-to-explore nature activities that children will love to do. All of the activities emphasize concern for children’s safety with helpful tips that are clear and concise guides to a safe time outdoors. A wide range of activities includes invigorating games, natural crafts to help stimulate creativity and imagination, and lively adventures created for involvement.
Additionally, these two unique activities will spark
the children’s interest:
• Integration of iPads and iPhone nature apps
in some activities
• Instructions to show children how they can
analyze their personality from their own