It seems that many people have the urge to move to hustling and bustling cities that never sleep. If you are someone who can’t understand the appeal, you might want to move your family to a quieter, slower area. But how will the country affect your kids as they grow? Thankfully, there are many advantages of growing up in the countryside.
Benefits of Nature
If you are planning a move, you might feel worried because you don’t know what to expect when moving to a rural community. However, living amongst nature can have incredible benefits for you and your family. Nature can provide deep feelings of calm and peace, allowing you to experience more fulfillment and happiness in life.
When you live in the countryside, the entire world can be your playground. In fact, playing in nature results in greater agility and balance than kids who spend most of their playtime on a traditional playground. Kids living in the country will play in a variety of settings that expose them to changing landscapes; they’ll be able to run up hills and scale trees. This dynamic type of “playground” helps children strengthen their resourcefulness, agility, and skill.
You have likely taken a stroll through a garden and felt a spark of creativity that prompted you to engage in expressive activities. You can thank nature for that creative spark. That is why kids playing in luscious green spaces tend to have more intricate fantasies and ideas during playtime.
Many of us know when allergy season is around as we sniffle and sneeze our way through the months. If you suffer from allergies, you will find yourself pleasantly surprised to know that living in the country leads to less severe allergies. This interesting occurrence is the “farm effect,” and it is one of the more remarkable advantages of growing up in the countryside. Researchers believe the decreased prevalence of asthma and allergies results from the early introduction to wide varieties of pollen.