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NWF Green Hour

Commentary on what parents should know about and can do to counteract common "nature deficit disorders" in our TV-watching, video game-playing children including encouraging a daily "Green Hour" of outside play and learning. A program of the National Wildlife Federation

Saturday, August 06, 2005


In Green Shape

Getting young people outside means more than letting them experience trees, open spaces and streams. Simply being outside enlivens a child. That usually starts them moving and that makes them more fit. Basic fitness is a vanishing state among our children. Fully one third are now officialy overweight and it affects both their physical and emotional well-being. Indiana University published an outstanding article on the subject. Check it out!

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