Nature deficit disorder 'damaging Britain's children'

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Image from a quicklink "This is about changing the way children grow up and see the world," said Stephen Moss, the author, naturalist and former BBC Springwatch producer who wrote the Natural Childhood report for the National Trust. "The natural world doesn't come with an instruction leaflet, so it teaches you to use your creative imagination.

... the growing dissociation of children from the natural world and internment in the "cotton wool culture" of indoor parental guidance impairs their capacity to learn through experience.

It cites evidence showing that:

children learn more and behave better when lessons are conducted outdoors
symptoms of children diagnosed with ADHD improve when they are exposed to nature
children say their happiness depends more on having things to do outdoors more than owning technology.

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