As families adjust to a new work/life balance at home, children may find more time to fill during the day. Beyond screen time and outdoor play, art is a great and enriching way for kids to express themselves, and an effective communication tool for revealing their thoughts, interests, and feelings.
A growing body of research is now focusing on the connection between nature and health and wellness, and the results are clear: experiencing nature has both psychological and physiological benefits. But how good is it for our health, and how can we use nature to connect with our children?
Now that you have a full house at home or are supporting your students in their houses, now is the time to check in with our children/students even more. Here are five fun and unique ways to “check in” with your children to give them new ways to express themselves—and help you know what is really going on with them!
Established in 2011, A New Day Social Work Group (AND) is Play for Peace’s club in Vietnam. AND has worked with a variety of communities, including children in rural areas, where many struggle with social issues. Currently the group is working on a new project to teach life skills to 100 vulnerable children.