Nature is the great balancer!

We are completely on board with this recent blog post from treehugger.com about the value of opportunities for unstructured outside play for children:

It is before the age of 7 years — ages traditionally known as ‘pre-academic’ — when children desperately need to have a multitude of whole-body sensory experiences on a daily basis in order to develop strong bodies and minds. This is best done outside where the senses are fully ignited and young bodies are challenged by the uneven and unpredictable, ever-changing terrain.
— Angela Hanscom