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6 Ways to Close the Gap Between Kids and Nature

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Integrate Learning with Nature

At Rancho Encinitas Academy in San Diego, California, the line between the natural world and classroom is constantly blurred. "Students that were previously known to dislike school are now avid learners, due to the low-key, stress-free outdoors environment that brings them a fresh, innovative, and unique approach to learning," explains Paul Wulle, the academy's director. Creating a similar environment at home by adopting a pet, planting a garden or growing fresh herbs. This connection with nature will help your child feel calm, even when tackling tricky homework assignments.