Over the years, we have engaged with children and observed their activities - both individual and social. It becomes more and more apparent that children who are closer to nature are more grounded in themselves - their bodies, sensitivities, perspectives. They become more agile and have a more informed sense of adventure and risk. This makes them inwardly flexible too, when they are able to deal with situations at a physical level.
Here is an article we found that resonated deeply with us and we would like to refer to it. There is plenty of research and observational work involved in it and for us, all understanding begins with a simple, yet profound act - that of attentive observation.
Here is a link to the article from the Saturday Evening Post:
The data and statistics presented might be from somewhere else, but the message is very clear and applies everywhere.