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6 Ways to Close the Gap Between Kids and Nature

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Bring the Outside World In

Traditional classrooms aren't exactly conducive to learning: bright primary colors, overcrowded walls and harsh overhead lights are distracting and visually overstimulating. Recent research has found found that children are better able to focus and learn in homey, natural environments. Bring a sense of serenity into your home by purchasing plants, displaying a collection of smooth rocks in a pretty bowl, using natural light and table lamps and using an earthy color palette for decor. These soothing elements will decrease your family's stress levels and look great to boot.