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). Â So we’re asking a simple question. Â We hope you’ll take the time to answer it, and ask your friends to stop by our site and answer it too! Â Tomorrow, we’ll post the results…
There’s three methods by which you can answer this question:
1) Â 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) Â You can leave your answer, with any additional comments you’d like to add, in the comments section below.
3) Â 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:Â Â Being Outside, wherever that may be, or Being Outside in the ‘Natural World’?
- Just being outside is what’s important.Â Â 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. Â 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!