This is a vital article about the importance of kids getting outside and with nature. That’s why I spent so much time in a difficult-to-find-nature place like Dubai in the public parks and on the public beaches. They were not anything like as great as the nature offered in many other countries but it was better than nothing and I’d put aside the books for the kids to spend time outdoors as any opportunity.
It’s always great to find out that this strategy actually contributes to academic achievement too, so it’s a win-win situation and I can feel less guilty about how I’ve been doing things!!