The Calming Effect of Nature on Children

One of the great things about playing in nature is that bouts of exertion and excitement are often interspersed with quiet, contemplative time.  I don’t have to recommend these quiet moments… my five-year-old sits down and calms himself entirely on his own whenever he’s inspired by the beauty around him.

I often wonder what he’s thinking, but I wouldn’t dare interrupt the magic of the moment…

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Photos taken January 21st, 2013

Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Berkeley

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