As you may know, forming a close bond with your child is one of the most important things you can do - from infancy right up through the teen years. Strong early bonds with parents, grandparents, and other caregivers can help children feel a sense of trust and confidence throughout their lifetimes.
For all these reasons, spending time in nature with your children may be an ideal way to nurture family bonds, whether you're dealing with a fussy infant or a recalcitrant teen. Nature doesn't have ring tones or deadlines. You can reach it without spending a penny. And you can even get outdoors together with other families to increase the sociability and fun.
Read more about this in Together in Nature - Pathways to a Stronger, Closer Family, a PDF document from the Children & Nature Organization.
At Discovery Child Care, in Barrie Ontario, we believe in the importance of connecting children with nature. Contact Us to find out more about our eco-friendly child care facility and our nature programs.