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Why is it Good to Take Out Your Kids to Experience Nature – Experience the Wholesome Value of Mother Nature

With so many kids addicted to digital devices, letting them experience nature at an early age is a great way to get them out of the house and stimulate their senses.

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It gets them outside

As suburban areas continue to expand, less prominence is given to natural outdoor spaces, and kids are less inclined to spend time outside. Nowadays, kids have become more housebound, preferring to stay indoors with access to gaming consoles, TV and the internet. Getting your kids away from electronic devices and out into natural open spaces encourages them to move their bodies more, stimulate their sense and exposes them to fresh air and vitamin D. This unstructured style of play is also educational as it teaches them to design their own source of fun and look at the world in new inventive way.

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They get to connect with Mother Nature

Whether it is a grassy field, a forest hike, or even just a simple park trail, nature is so diverse. You will never know every single plant or tree, or the multitude of colours around you, which makes it even more interesting for kids to discovering. Experiencing the beauty and harshness of nature helps kids to connect and understand the environment around them.

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It builds confidence and encourages communication

Exploring the world around encourages communication since young kids are naturally curious about things and will inquire about the unknown world around them. The way they interact with their surroundings and each other outdoors has less structure than indoor play, so they learn how to communicate with each other in a different way. The more they communicate and learn about the world around them, the more they gain confidence and understand their own place in the world.

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It builds a healthy family bond

An outdoor holiday or even just a couple hours with the whole family allows you to communicate with each other easily and freely. Time spent outdoors gives you more time to talk without distractions, and experiencing new things with your kids builds a healthy bond between family members and reduces stress. So whether you plan to stay at villas in Abu Dhabi such as the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villas, for example, or go camping in your backyard, do make the effort to have quality outdoor time with kids.

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Nature teaches kids responsibility

All living things die if not taken care of and entrusting a child to take care of their natural surroundings means they will learn early on what happens if they forget to water plants or destroy flowers by breaking them. This sense of responsibility will then carry on to other aspects of their life, teaching them to care for not just nature, but for each other as well.

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It helps mental growth

Spending time outdoors has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and fatigue. In urban environments in minds, require direct attention, which forces us to ignore our surroundings and tire our brains. In natural environments, our minds are open and more attentive to our surroundings, which in turn create a feeling of pleasure.