There is a panic among parents and experts alike of children spending more and more time indoors which increased after the lockdown due to Covid19 pandemic. The crisis has a name now : Nature deficit disorder.
Children spend around 7 hours in front of a screen whereas their outdoor activities will average in minutes. Children are very comfortable indoors now, thanks to the devices that keep them engaged. They have lost touch with nature. Many don’t even know how enjoyable outdoors can be. Besides, it is very necessary for children to play outside. Many researchers agree that kids who play outside are happier, better at paying attention and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors.
Spending time in nature can build their confidence.
There’s a lot less structure than most types of indoor play and they can choose how they interact with the nature around them. This gives them practice managing their own actions and encourages creativity and imagination.
Being outdoors can also teach them responsibility. For example, if they are in charge of watering a plant, they can learn that they must take care of living things to keep them alive.
Being outside gets kids moving, too. Regardless of what they’re doing, there’s usually more exercise involved than if they were sitting on the couch. Not only is exercise good for kids’ bodies, but it seems to make them more focused. This is especially helpful for kids with ADHD. Being outside also helps kids feel less stressed.
After the Covid19 Pandemic, we see an increase in parental fears about diseases and dangers of playing outside—despite evidence to the contrary.
As much as we concentrate on studies in My Giggle Garden, Preschool and Daycare, we encourage children to play outside and be in touch with nature as well.
We organized a picnic for our students in the heart of Turahalli forest. A glimpse into it below through pictures.
|My Giggle Garden, Preschool Picnic day|
|Happy preschool child after enjoying the picnic|
|Preschoolers bid final good-bye to the park|
|Preschool children of My Giggle Garden walking in Turahalli forest|
|My Giggle Garden Preschool children enjoying sunset|
|Music and dance of My Giggle Garden Preschool children|
|Tired and resting after expending all their energy - My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Playing and having fun but under our protective eye - My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Cute and funny - My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Posing for picture - My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Only those who can have fun can help children enjoy - My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Pensive and playful - My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Happy, right? -My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Under our care and protection - My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Very attentive and well behaved children of My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|This is fun - My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Riding the horse -My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Circular swing at the park was great fun -My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Everyone loves slide -My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Another horse rider - My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Swinging away their day -My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Sliding down -My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|More sliders -My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|I landed - My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|I am not afraid =-My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|There is not end to this fun -My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|The smile says it all -My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Who needs hair for a picnic? -My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Budding climbers - My Giggle Garden Preschool|
|Pretty girl - My Giggle Garden Preschool|