"Children are not meant to be kept in captivity nor kept under protective house arrest."
Playing outside in nature is the only way we can raise children who fal ... l in love with nature. Children who fall in love with nature can grow into ecoliterate adults. Ecoliterate adults can in turn look after the environment on which we ALL depend. That might be the most important thing you do with your kids, find a place in nature for them to spend their hours playing.
Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods" puts it another way, "The truth is that the human child in nature might be the most important indicator species of future sustainability".