Nature’s Prescription for ADHD
Aug 06, 2009 11:22PM
Family walking outdoors holding hands and smiling
Researcher Faber Taylor explains. “From previous research, we know there might be a link between spending time in nature and reduced ADHD symptoms.” In 2008, he explored the idea by taking children on walks in different settings—one especially “green” and two less green. He found that after a walk in the park, children generally concentrated better than they did after a walk in the downtown area or the neighborhood area.
Taylor concluded that the physical environment in which children play and spend time matters, and that the greener the space, the more their attention spans improve.