ReWilding the Family

Starting young

We believe in creating Outdoor Communities that benefit the whole family.

From new parents, grandparents and family friends, we think that getting Outdoors, with a supportive network, decent weatherproof gear, and with hot food and drinks simply can’t be beat.

A sustainable planet begins with connecting children and ourselves with nature. Families who get Outdoors start to develop a relationship with the environment, feel the seasons on their faces and learn to love (if only a little bit more), the natural elements.

We want Wild Tots Outdoor Communities to be the start of a life-long connection, starting from birth and ending in elderhood. If we want people to be passionate about their ecosystems, we must start them young and most importantly, involve the whole family.

ReWild the Child

Free and unstructured play in the outdoors boosts problem-solving skills, focus and self-discipline. Socially, it improves communication, cooperation, flexibility, and self-awareness. Emotional benefits include reduced aggression and increased happiness. “Children will be smarter, better able to get along with others, healthier and happier when they have regular opportunities for free and unstructured play in the out-of-doors..

To look at the whole article, follow this link http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/aug/16/childre-nature-outside-play-health

8 reasons to get Outdoors

1. Trees calm us down: Time amongst the trees has a proven positive impact on reducing stress levels and lowering blood pressure.

3. Nature sounds good: What we listen to, as well as silence, has a huge impact on our health and wellbeing.

5. Water is good for body and soul (and great for Wild Water Play!) Negative ions are natural antidepressants and found in bucket loads near water. Those brave enough to take a dip will experience blood vessels dilating in cool water- all of which encourages the body to expel toxins and release feel good endorphins.

7. Dark skies help set our biological clocks

2. Nature makes us more creative: The pace of modern life can overtax parts of the brain that are involved in suppressing distractions, thinking creatively, and developing a sense of identity. Just being outside has an immediate impact on our brains allowing our natural creativity to flood back in.

4. Nature smells good: Our sense of smell is closely linked to the parts of the brain responsible for processing emotion. The outdoor scents we inhale have an immediate impact. Trees and plants emit phytoncides – an organic compound and wood essential oil. Inhaling phytoncides slows down breathing and reduces anxiety.

6. Nature helps us get better: The countryside has a positive impact on getting better. Even a view of trees from a hospital window will make you get better, quicker

8. Children benefit from time outdoors: The Outdoors is a rich environment for young children to ReWild themselves in. Whether they are climbing trees or threading a daisy chain, playing outdoors emphasises experience above technology. It boosts children’s fitness, development, confidence and fuels their imaginations.

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