It's time for a Green Hour
National Wildlife Federation’s Green Hour encourages parents and caregivers to help their children explore the outdoors safely and develop habits for a daily dose of nature. This is important because we know that getting outside and connecting with nature on a regular basis has important emotional, mental and physical health benefits, especially for children.
Daily unstructured free play improves children’s physical and mental health.
Physically active kids are more creative, less aggressive and show better concentration.
Outdoor experiences and education enhance children’s ability to learn and retain knowledge.
Outdoor experiences build a conservation ethic and concern for the natural world.
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