Today, we want to tap into the amazing experience and philosophies of the many moms and dads who send their kids outside everyday (and who read this blog). So we’re asking a simple question. We hope you’ll take the time to answer it, and ask your friends to stop by our site and answer it too! Tomorrow, we’ll post the results…
There’s three methods by which you can answer this question:
1) If you’re friends with us on facebook (outsidemom.com), you can pop on over there and answer the survey question we’ve posted.
2) You can leave your answer, with any additional comments you’d like to add, in the comments section below.
3) You can go here, and fill in the bubble.
So here’s the question:
Is experiencing the natural world important to a child’s development?
In your opinion, which is more important to a child’s well-being: Being Outside, wherever that may be, or Being Outside in the ‘Natural World’?
- Just being outside is what’s important. It doesn’t matter if it’s at a concrete skate park or at a trail head in the mountains just so long as the kids are outside and active.
- Being outside is important, sure…but it isn’t enough. Children need to experience nature.
- Neither is really necessary—a child can develop just as healthily when they spend the majority of their time indoors.
Looking forward to your thoughts!