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I am free on weekends. As long as the weather permits, I will take Jiaojiao to nature to get some air.
compared to the amusement park in the city, I would rather take her for a walk in the suburbs or forest parks, and even go to the villages around the city for two days, so that she can experience the joy of the fields and the joys of nature and grow naturally.
after summer, the weather is hot. Every time I go out, I am always stopped by Grandma Jiaojiao:
but I still insist on taking my child for an outdoor outing once or twice a month. I think this is the best gift for my child.
many years ago, I was particularly impressed by Richard Love's book "the Last Child in the Forest-Saving Children with Natural deficiency", which put forward a concept called "Natural deficiency."
recently, this "natural deficiency syndrome" has been reported again by the Western media.
researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark have found that children who grow up in a green natural environment have a 55% lower risk of anxiety, depression and other psychological problems when they grow up.
another US study confirms that the lack of urban environmental factors such as green space increases the risk of obesity, cancer, mental illness and other diseases.
according to the latest research in the journal Nature in 2015, the time of outdoor activities is the only strong related factor for myopia, and the shorter the time of exposure to sunlight, the higher the risk of myopia.
now, many children's weekend activities, either go to cram school or go shopping, parents will not deliberately take their children to get close to nature.
even on holidays, when taking children on a trip, they mostly choose large amusement parks such as Disney, rather than nature with mountains, water and soil.
Let children walk out of the cage of steel and concrete and into the arms of nature, which should become the main theme of children's childhood.
naturally, it is supposed to be a child's best companion.
however, many parents think that going to nature is a waste of time and energy to prevent their children from coming into contact with nature.
and natural rupture will not only make children lose their understanding of life, but also lose the strength to support their hearts.
teacher Hu Huizhe, who once engaged in environmental education at Friends of Nature, has come into contact with a large number of urban and rural children.
he found that children from urban families tend to be more knowledgeable, eloquent, intelligent and confident, but also more likely to lack patience and attention and become irritable.
for example, some children are really insightful in telling the whole paragraph about their understanding of "global warming" and their worries about polar bears.
but if he was asked to observe the birds in the nearby tree, he could not calm down and look for them.
sometimes, when they take their children to the woodland and ask them to count the colors around them, many children will excitedly spread out and run away.
but some children will stand in place with a pen, neither walking nor looking, writing red, green, purple and brown. In fact, what he wrote was only the concept of color that he understood.
he stood in the middle of nature, but he didn't expect to find and confirm it with his own eyes.
these are the symptoms of "natural deficiency". In addition, the symptoms of "natural deficiency syndrome" may also be as follows:
1, children are obese and weak due to lack of outdoor exercise, and poor movement coordination;
2, due to excessive exposure to electronic equipment, books, picture books, toys, etc., hearing, smell and other sensory development is weak, close to the eye at a young age
3, do not get along with other children, do not want to participate in outdoor collective activities, do not know how to share, domineering, do not have a sense of cooperation and courtesy;
4, long-term with the family, language expression is limited to the daily use of vocabulary, affecting communication ability and language use ability, the emergence of timid, shy, wooden and other social shortcomings
5. The frequency of going out outdoors is less and the outdoor activity time is short, resulting in insufficient adaptability and observation to the unfamiliar environment, and even psychological problems such as melancholy and anxiety.
6, the body and skin have little contact with animals and plants, the sense of touch is not sensitive or too sensitive, and the ability to actively find and solve problems is not cultivated, affecting insight, creativity and imagination.
7, out of touch with nature, the understanding of nature only stays in books, even do not know common plants and crops, do not feel the wonder of life
8. Show apathy or fear of creatures in nature, lack of interest in new things outside, unable to feel the good things in nature, low EQ, lack of compassion, such as mistreating small animals, destroying trees and plants, destroying the environment.
with too little exposure to nature, children rely too much on information in their brains and concepts instilled by adults. However, the rich experiences brought about by the five senses of the body have gradually become "receptive incompetence".
the view of Li Weiwen, an environmental protection expert from Taiwan, is even more painful:
"if children have never been moved by nature, how will they view other lives when they grow up?
if children have never had the experience of getting close to the land, how will they treat our natural environment when they grow up? If these rootless children grow up and begin to dominate the future, where will we go? "
stay away from the pain of nature, it will not only touch the children of the present, but also affect generations.
how to improve this situation? It's very simple, just take the child to nature for stocking.
after school, on Saturdays and Sundays, let children come out of cram schools, shopping malls, mobile phones and IPAD, go into the encyclopedia of nature, and explore magical things in it.Things and charming fun, in which to find interest in learning and cultivate the hobby of life.
many parents think that learning is about putting their children at their desks, writing and reciting. But only nature can inspire children's most primitive motivation to learn.
Edward Wilson, the father of biological theory, mentioned in his autobiography the Naturalist:
"most children have a stage in which they love to play with bugs, and I have never said goodbye to this stage." In the process of training a naturalist, the key is personal experience, not systematic knowledge.
it's best to be an uncivilized hominid for a while, not knowing the names and anatomical details. It's best to spend a lot of time exploring and dreaming. "
although knowledge is important, interests and hobbies, passions and goals are the long-term motivation for struggle. The encyclopedia of nature will give children a world of everything and the ability to explore and dream.
many children who are not deeply involved in nature may not be able to calm down for a while to observe and understand the subtle mysteries of nature.
this requires parents to do some guidance in the early stage, and then let the children explore freely after they find fun.
I recently combed some simple and easy activities from the Last Child in the Forest, and began to do them one by one with Jiaojiao. Recently, Jiaojiao is very happy when it comes to the outdoors.
share it today, so that you can take your children to explore the pleasures of nature in the natural environment that you often visit downstairs, city parks, and surrounding scenic spots.
1. Collect stones
almost all children like to collect all kinds of stones, shells and fossils.
after collecting it home, you can soak it in a transparent bottle, decorate the vase, paint the stone, or polish the stone with sandpaper and other tools to make a stone tumbler.
how to use the stones picked up is an embodiment of children's creativity.
give them space to play freely, while their hearts are satisfied, their creativity can also be improved.
2. Find the hidden world under the plank
find a piece of waste wood and put it on the bare soil. Come back in a day or two and lift the plank to see how many species are hiding under it.
find a picture book to help children identify these small animals. Come back a month later and lift the plank to see which new residents have come.
the children will be pleasantly surprised every time they find something new.
this process allows them to try to explore the fun, this exploration ability will be naturally applied to study and work.
3. It is found that 10 kinds of small animals
play this game best when hiking for long distances.
make an appointment with your child to carefully observe where there are small animals around during the walk, and try to find 10 species, including mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, snails or other animals.
finding small animals can also refer to finding animal footprints, mole holes, and any other traces of animal passing or living.
this game can generally bring up the child's interest and improve the child's attention.
4. Adopt a tree
find a tree around your home and let your child adopt it. It is not necessary to water every day, but to constantly observe the changes of the tree and make some connections with the tree.
for example, when spring comes, take the child to observe what has happened to the tree;
after the typhoon, take the child to see if the tree is hurt;
you can also record what animals have lived on the tree.
the child has a little secret, so you can bury TA under the tree and come back after a while.
adopting a tree allows the child to have a deep connection with something in nature, which can not only continuously cultivate the child's ability of observation, but also make the child more empathetic.
5. Encourage children to go camping
buy a tent for children or help them make a canvas tent. Going to the seaside on holidays or weekends and camping outdoors for a night is so busy that it is OK to sleep until the wee hours of the morning in the garden of the community.
pull up the top cloth of the tent, lie down with the children and look at the sky and observe the stars and clouds. It is best to have a book about astronomical phenomena such as constellations and clouds, and observe the beauty with your children that you are usually around but do not pay attention to.
6. Go fishing
for children under the age of 5, it's good to put down the fishing rod and hang it to the surface of the water. For older children, start with the simplest fishing gear and techniques.
to be safe, straighten the hook so that if you catch an unwanted fish, it's easier to put it back unharmed.
often take the child fishing, which can exercise the child's patience and observation.
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the moment the fish takes the bait, all the boredom of waiting will turn into excitement and joy, and let the child know that all the waiting is worth it.
Nature is the best mentor. Children can open up their minds in nature and let their imagination gallop freely in rich and colorful spaces.
Nature is a natural laboratory that can activate children's vision, smell, taste, touch and hearing in different ways, allowing them to give full play to their creativity.
Nature is also a good medicine, can reduce stress, strengthen the physique, make the spirit satisfied, bring creativity, sense of humor, sense of security & Johnson.
if a family allows their children to integrate more into nature, they will get priceless returns.
put your children back to nature and let them go back to the first home of their lives.