Nature Connection Benefits

Nature can help your kids grow up happier, healthier, smarter

There is a compelling and increasing body of scientific research that shows that children’s MENTAL, PHYSICAL, SOCIAL and ACADEMIC HEALTH are positively impacted when they have regular contact with nature.

Supports creativity, co-operation and problem solving.

(Bell and Dyment, 2006)

Children who regularly have positive personal experiences with the natural world show more advanced motor fitness, including coordination, balance and agility.

(Fjortoft, Ingunn, 2001)

Increases children’s ability to focus and enhances cognitive abilities.

(Wells, 2000)

Nature alleviates the impact of life stress on children and helps them deal with adversity. The greater the amount of nature exposure, the greater the benefits.

(Wells, Nancy M. & Evans, Gary W. 2003)

Improves academic performance across multiple domains, including social studies, language, arts, math, literacy and science.

(American Institutes for Research, 2005)

Helps to relieve Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) symptoms. The greener the setting, the more the relief.

(Kuo and Taylor, 2004)

An affinity to and love of nature, along with a positive environmental ethic,grow out of children’s regular contact with and play in the natural world.

(Bunting 1985; Chawla 1988)

and the benefits GO on and on.

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We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and recognise the deep knowledge, connection and caring relationship they have to the land and waters on which we play, learn and explore. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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