Articles on Connecting Children to Nature

Should I go outside in the COVID-19 era? - This article published on March 30, 2020 by Outdoor Play Canada addresses the questions you may have about going outside during this time in a Canadian context. 

Nature Can Be as Engaging as Video Games — How to Help Kids Fall in Love With the Outdoors - Scott Sampson encourages parents to help kids fall in love with nature just like he did: through direct experience. He recommends three steps that we — along with the children in our lives — can take to connect with nature. You don’t need to go to a national park to help your kids fall in love with nature; a walk around the block can be enough. Tech also doesn’t have to be the enemy. Instead, use it as a tool to enhance their awe.

How to bring the outdoors in when you’re stuck inside - This article provides tips on how to redefine what “outdoors” can really mean for each of us. For those who only have access to a backyard or are fully homebound, check out this resource for activities to maximize a small space or bring the outdoors in!