There is a growing body of research that backs up observations and clearly demonstrates the benefits of being outdoors in nature. In fact, research demonstrates that unstructured, outdoor play in nature is fundamental to childhood and that it is as important to children as food and sleep!

This is an excellent Article to read about why we need to explore the degree of fun and freedom in our children’s lives and the importance of developing an intrinsic love for outdoor play in our children, in order to achieve a well-balanced, healthy outdoor childhood.