1.“Encourage your child to have muddy, grassy or sandy feet by the end of each day, that’s the childhood they deserve.” – Penny Whitehouse.
2.“Children cannot bounce off the walls if we take away the walls” – Erin Kenny.
3.“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood.
4.“Children still need a childhood with dirt, mud, puddles, trees, sticks and tadpoles” – Brook Hampton.
5.“Restore balance. Most kids have technology, school and extracurricular activities covered. It’s time to add a pinch of adventure, a sprinkle of sunshine and a big handful of outdoor play.”- Penny Whitehouse.
6.“Nature is a tool to get children to experience not just the wider world, but themselves.” – Stephen Moss.
7.“Nature is a tool to get children to experience not just the wider world, but themselves.” – Stephen Moss.
8.“To raise a nature-bonded child is to raise a rebel, a dreamer, an innovator… someone who will walk their own verdant, winding path.” – Nicolette Sowder.
9.“We must teach our children to smell the earth, to taste the rain, to touch the wind, to see things grow, to hear the sun rise and night fall – to care.” – John Cleal.
10.“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir.