Nipping Nature-Deficit Disorder In the Bud
Updated: Sep 16
Does your family suffer from nature-deficit disorder? We realize you may not have even heard that term until today, but chances are you recognize whether you and your loved ones spend much time in the great outdoors. It turns out that a lack of time in nature can be harmful, so liTTLE bUNNY takes a look at some resources to help your family make that concern a thing of the past.
Scope of the Issue
Having a better understanding of why it’s so important to spend time in nature will help you frame a game plan. These resources help you learn more about the benefits of spending more time outdoors.
Learn More About Nature-Deficit Disorder
How Much Time Does the Average American Spend Outdoors?
The Powerful Health Benefits of Spending Time Outside
Do Experiences with Nature Promote Learning?
Making Changes at Home
For positive, nature-focused experiences, you don’t have to go any farther than your own backyard. Spending time in your yard offers many fun opportunities for kids to interact with greenspace, plants, critters and the weather.
How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?
Five Fun Activities for Teaching Kids About Conservation
10 Plants to Grow with Kids
How to Safely Observe Wildlife With Children
Miscellaneous Sports ‘N Stuff
Playing sports is a great way for children to get outdoors more often. In addition to burning off energy and being more fit, they learn a number of great life skills, like how to compromise and promote others’ accomplishments. Here are just a few suggestions:
Get the Entire Family Playing Pickup Soccer
Visit a Batting Cage
Head to a Miniature Golf Course
When it comes to nature-deficit disorder, families have ample reasons to want to leave it behind. Thankfully, there are fun things to do in your own backyard, as well as adventurous and playful activities a bit further from home. Contemplate what you and the kids can do, and make nature-deficit disorder a thing of the past!
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