6 Ways to Close the Gap Between Kids and Nature

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Switch Up Scenery

Playing at a playground or on a backyard structure is great exercise, but it's not the same as exploring wild, natural spaces. Building caves, baking mud pies, splashing in water and learning about plants and animals are just a few things kids can do in urban jungles. Unleash your wild side and bring this natural concept home. Leave part of your yard untamed for your little one's creative exploration. Encourage him to make a fort using materials from the backyard, collect pine cones or dig in the dirt for fossils.