Nature deficit disorder is a phrase coined to describe a non-medical condition of diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties and higher rates of physical and emotional illnesses, which are the result of alienation from nature.
Nature is the original playstation
Here are a few facts and figures from recent research:
For more than 99% of human development children have played outdoors it is and always will be the original playstation.
Today research is showing:
– Just 21% of children play outdoors every day near home, compared to 71% of their parents when they were a child1;
– 7 out of 10 parents feel that taking their children to an outside space to play is a real treat and children feel the same, with a reported 59% wishing they could play outside in natural places more and2;
– One-third of today’s children say they have never built a den, 32% say they have never climbed a tree and one in ten children have never ridden a bike2.