Every day, the evidence grows stronger for the benefits of nature for children.

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Children who grew up around lots of green space had a reduction in risk of developing mental disorders in adulthood.
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minutes in an urban park can improve happiness and wellbeing, regardless of whether the time is spent exercising.
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Children are
times more physically active when outdoors than when indoors.

Bringing nature back into childhood may have the following effects.

Improves mental health

Makes kids happier

Boosts memory

Leads to better social skills

Gets kids moving

Preserves eyesight

Improves attention

Activates the whole sensory system

Teaches responsibility

Reduces stress and fatigue

Promotes creativity

Fosters a sense of wonder

Builds confidence

Learn more about the many benefits of Nature for a child's mental, social, physical and academic well being.

Colin Moran, University of Stirling; Naomi Brooks, University of Stirling, and Ross Chesham, University of...

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