Imagine if the children of leaders from Iran, North Korea, the United States and Cuba could meet in a park far away from political posturing and just play outside, where they might invent a version of “tag” or a relay race involving water, balls, racing back and forth and cheering each other on. If their parents watched the kids’ interaction that naturally emerged through play, could this in some small way contribute toward peace? Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and more recently, The Nature Principle, thinks so. As the leading advocate of getting kids outside and unplugged, he’s been approached by world leaders with ideas like this. It’s so simple that it could work — and there’s plenty of research to back this up.
Read the full piece on the Huffington Post, including the “5 Tips” here.