NATURE-DEFICIT DISORDER

 

Holly Ragland, Allie Geswein, Ashley Costa, and Halle Ferry

 
Image by Lukasz Szmigiel

“Colors are the Smiles of Nature”

Leigh Hunt

 

MORE ABOUT NATURE DEFICIT

  • Children are spending less and less time outside and it is having detrimental effects on their concentration, health, and well being

  • All research points to that experiences in the natural world offer greater benefits for one's ability to  learn

  • The outdoors allows children to learn to build confidence in themselves, calm themselves, and focus

 

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Activities to help foster nature growth

 
 
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CRAFT IDEAS

  • Making animal habitats or forts out of natural materials like sticks, leaves, mud, grass, etc

  • Creating a leaf book 

  • Seed art 

  • stick painting

 

WHAT IS NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER

This video is about the detrimental effects of maintaining children in closed schools or domestic environments

 
 

WORKS CITED

Gordon, Tanuka. “Outdoor Sound Hunt: Sense of Hearing Anchors Us.” Mindful Littles, 23 Dec. 2020, mindfullittles.org/outdoor-sound-hunt/.
Sadikman, Lisa. “A Heart-Filled Treasure Hunt.” Mindful Littles, 22 Apr. 2020, 
mindfullittles.org/heart-treasure-hunt/. 
Sadikman, Lisa. “Grounding Nature Name Game.” Mindful Littles, 27 Mar. 2020, 
mindfullittles.org/grounding-nature-name-game/.

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