Play. Learn. Outside!

We believe that all children and youth should have the opportunity to play and learn in forests, parks, meadows and mud puddles.

Welcome to the Child & Nature Alliance of Canada

The Child and Nature Alliance of Canada aspires to foster meaningful connections to the outdoors for children and youth. We believe that all children and youth should have the opportunity to play and learn in forests, parks, meadows and mud puddles.

We work to connect children and youth to nature through policy, research, and practice.

Strategic Plan

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Why Active Play is Necessary in Making Kids Healthier

It’s a disturbing trend – more and more kids prefer to stay indoors to play video games or spend an unhealthy amount of time on the Internet. Those days when children would gladly do anything just to go outside for active play are almost gone.

Too much game time can be unhealthy. Melanie Holtzman via Flickr, Creative Commons

While it can be said that video games and the Internet can contribute to the mental development of your child, it can also take its toll on his/her physical and social health in the long run. Kids who stay inside the house most of the time tend to develop shyness problems and other issues when dealing with other children.

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