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How Homeschooling Families Can Kick Nature-Deficit Disorder

Written By Guest Blogger Virginia Cooper

Are you worried that homeschooling your kids could mean they’re not spending enough time in the fresh air? Are your kids more likely to plant themselves in front of a screen rather than heading outdoors? If so, they may be at risk for nature-deficit disorder, which can contribute to obesity, depression, and attention difficulties in children. Fortunately, there are tons of fun ideas for getting your kids some outdoor time, whether you’re hitting a hiking trail, riding bikes, or just throwing the frisbee around in your backyard.

Here are some resources that can help, presented by

Why Kids Need Time Outdoors

Learn about nature-deficit disorder, its risks, and how children can overcome it.

Backyard Sports

Simply getting active in their backyard can give kids many opportunities to spend more time outdoors.

Learning in Nature

Head deeper into nature to enjoy all the benefits of being outside.

Regardless of whether you homeschool your kids, you and your family can beat nature-deficit disorder with these fun outdoor activities. Not only will time in nature improve your children’s physical, mental, and emotional health, but more outdoor time can benefit your whole family.

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