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.