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Scientists have found that spending significant time in the outdoors helps build healthier immune systems in children.
One study of the effect of nature on the psychological well-being of children in third through fifth grade found that those with more nature near their homes had:
Children and adults find it easier to concentrate and pay attention after spending time in nature.
Source: Jane Kirkland “Nature’s Not a Destination, It’s as Close as Your Backyard”; The Children's Nature Institute “Why Nature is Important”