Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Natural Therapy

They must be let alone, left to themselves a great deal, to take in what they can of the beauty of earth and heavens.  -- Charlotte Mason

This article on Forest Therapy -- HT As Cozy as Spring

Charlotte Mason's writings almost always turn out to have to say something about our times as well as her own.  There is a condition called Nature Deficit Disorder --  this article says that

In a typical week, only 6 percent of children ages nine to thirteen play outside on their own.

Yet outdoor play has wide-ranging benefits according to studies.

I've been trying to get motivated to bring my children outside more regularly, so maybe this will give me some incentive to actually do it.

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