Quotes on Nature Steering Away From Nature Deficit Disorder

Quotes on Nature Steering Away From Nature Deficit Disorder

Today children need nature like never before. In nature, children get calmer, become carefree, move spontaneously, and regain a sense of wonder. However, nature-deficit disorder is becoming more real and prevalent. It is important to reflect on the great benefits and positive effects of the outdoors on a child’s life.  There is a good reason I chose to call my blog “Montessori Nature”. Nature is a source of great inspiration for the soul, mind and body. The Montessori method is about following the child, allowing natural curiosity to help build an independent person who is free to make choices, and make discoveries. Many great people spoke of nature. I hope that with their help you get inspired to go outdoors with your child and find a way to lose yourself in the beauty of the natural world.

“But if for the physical life, it is necessary to have the child exposed to the vivifying forces of nature, it is also necessary for his psychical life to place the soul of the child in contact with creation”. Maria Montessori

“How often is the soul of man – especially in childhood – deprived because he is not allowed to come in contact with nature”. Maria Montessori

“There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature”. Maria Montessori

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“When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength”. Maria Montessori

“They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life”. Jane Austen

“There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer”. Calvin Coolidge

“All art, all education, can be merely a supplement to nature”. Aristotle

“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can”. John Muir

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from”. Terry Tempest Williams

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living”. David Attenborough

“We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is made whole. In my children’s memories, the adventures we’ve had together in nature will always exist”. Richard Louv

“Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles”. Anne Frank

“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility”. Rachel Carson

“To grow up in intimate association with nature – animal and vegetable – is an irreplaceable form of wealth and culture.” Miles Franklin

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. John Lubbock

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”. Albert Einstein

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean’. John Muir

“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy” Isaac Newton

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness”. John Muir

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished” .Laozi

“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in”. George Washington Carver

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”. Khalil Gibran

“Nature is full of wonders; every atom is a standing miracle, and endowed with such qualities, as could not be impressed on it by a power and wisdom less than infinite”. Joseph Addison

“Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature”. Saint Augustine

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty”. Albert Einstein

“Nature is the art of God”. Dante Alighieri

“Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God”. George Washington Carver

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. William Shakespeare

“Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere”. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. John Muir

“Nature means Necessity”. Philip James Bailey

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv

“Nature-deficit disorder is not a medical condition; it is a description of the human costs of alienation from nature. This alienation damages children and shapes adults, families, and communities. There are solutions, though, and they’re right in our own backyards. Last child in the Woods is the first book to bring together cutting-edge research showing that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development-physical, emotional, and spiritual. What’s more, nature is a potent therapy for depression, obesity, and Add. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Even creativity is stimulated by childhood experiences in nature”.

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About Anastasia

About Anastasia - Anastasia is an early childhood teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature - a blog about Montessori living and learning and nature-based explorations. With many years of experience working in a Montessori environment and homeschooling her children, she directed her passion for all things Montessori and nature into creating educational resources. You can learn more here and browse her printables on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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