The answer is one. It is YES and is positive! All children need contact with nature and not just those whose parents appreciate nature. Not just children of a particular financial background, gender, culture or religious belief. All children.
If a child never sees the stars, never meets or interacts with other types of organisms, never experiences the wealth of nature, what will happen to this child?
Surveys and research confirm what many of us are intuitively aware of: the fact that children who spend time in nature from an early age are much more likely to go out at an older age and thus benefit from positive physical, mental and emotional benefits to health as adults. From this alone, it becomes clear how important it is to start this contact as early as possible!
If you were not lucky as a child to spend enough time in nature, it’s never too late to start enjoying its many benefits! And if you are a parent – even better! You can enjoy the healing properties of nature together with your children as a family!