Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nature's good tidings

“What happens when you’re stuck inside all day? How do you feel? Compare it to how you feel if you go outside to the park or outside to play. Kids need that joy. They need those memories on an everyday basis.”

This interesting analysis about Is Outdoor Child's Play Doomed to Extinction? takes a look at several factors about children's lives.  I love the balance we have at Parker of children's free exploration outdoors and their focused study of science and the natural world. 

It reminds me of a quote from John Muir about climbing the mountains to get their good tidings:

"Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."

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