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All children are born artists, the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.
PABLO PICASSO

Importance of the Environment

The children of today are the adults of tomorrow, therefore, teaching them from childhood to care for and respect the environment will turn them into people aware of the dangers that the misuse of natural resources entails.

The care of the environment is of such importance that we can describe it as a value, it is an action that must permeate people since childhood, because it constitutes a vital prevention mechanism for all.

However, the manner in which it is infused can sometimes be unattractive to children. Sermons or compulsory practices can cause boredom in children; that is why it is recommended that methods designed for children be implemented, that are useful and fun at the same time.

"Living with nature and not learning to know is also essential in the pedagogy founded by Maria Montessori, for whom "there is no description, no illustration of any book can replace the contemplation of real trees and all the life that surrounds them in a real environment"

When children live away from contact with nature, they usually manifest a deficit disorder of nature, which manifests obesity, stress, learning disorders, hyperactivity, fatigue or depression. In contrast children who are in contact with nature get sick less, have better concentration, more skills and more inner peace.

"Falling, getting up, exercising the muscles and the senses, testing oneself, catching insects, planting seeds, are stimulaters for the brain and also for emotions, because smell a flower, contemplate a field of poppies or see how a calf is born to the child sensations that, in turn, elicit emotions, and those emotions are then important to build knowledge, because what we learn linked to emotions is more easily recorded in our memory and is more difficult to forget"

Being in contact with nature also feel less negative emotions, and children are more grateful, there are studies that show that grateful people beat their hearts better because gratitude releases endorphins that regulate blood pressure.

"In closed or overcrowded spaces positive ions accumulate that produce headaches, nervousness and discomfort, while in open spaces, in streams, in forests or when it rains negative ions are generated that are good for health and state of mind; that is why walking an hour in the mountains helps us to unload the discomfort and charge us with ions of the good ones"

Knowing nature offers the opportunity to develop respect, as well as skills and competence for the future, since this contact provides experience of freedom, responsibility, creativity and initiative.

  • Before age 6, the main contributions are sensory exploration, enrichment, movement control, self-control improvement and the ability to focus attention and respect

  • From 6 to 12 years old nature allows you to learn to relate, to observe, to think in a reasoned way and to agree well with them

  • In adolescence it forms the social person, to exercise responsibility, freedom, autonomy and security

Children are active learners, researchers, and nature offers a complete sensory experience: you can touch, smell, see, hear, taste, so it's easier to learn there.

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