Ultimately, the only wealth that can sustain any community, economy or nation is derived from the photosynthetic process – green plants growing on regenerating soil ~ Allan Savory
We live in the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Everything from your phone to your laptop to your security systems are ‘smart’, but children are losing their natural instincts and playfulness.
Barely 20 to 25 years ago, were children spotted on playgrounds, climbing trees, getting muddy on the soil, playing board games, visiting libraries and nurturing friendships while learning the ups and downs in the classroom of Life.
In contrast, today even board games are played through apps, and if people are travelling, they’re busy clicking pictures to post on social media rather than actually experiencing something new. In the process, they do not realize that staring at screens for prolonged periods of time can actually numb the senses. Children are even more affected by this.
Innovator and educator Sonam Wangchuk believes that, if children from urban schools and the mountains were to be sent to the forest, city kids would lack even the basic survival tools and know-how, because they’re being spoon-fed and deprived of living with Nature.
Being exposed to natural surroundings benefits children in many ways, both mentally and physically.
• Being mostly indoors, in a sterile environment increases their risk of juvenile obesity, diabetes, sleep apnea as well as social and psychological issues. This is also the reason why the number of allergies in children has gone up in the recent years. Residential project in Mira Road – JP North – has ample of open green spaces for children to play all sorts of sports.
• Several independent studies have shown that when children as little as 2 or 3 years are introduced to plants, animals and are allowed to play with soil, they are exposed to thousands of different bacteria, germs, microbes, fungi. Their immune system is developed and strengthened. Scientists have discovered ‘Mycobacterium vaccae’, bacteria found in soil which has been shown to activate the neurons in our brains that produce serotonin, decreasing anxiety and depression.
• They also receive their dose of Vitamin D via natural resources, and their bones are fortified.
• Spending time in Nature enhances a child’s motor and cognitive skills, improves learning and gives them a positive attitude. Maze Garden in JP North can prove helpful for this.
• Children exposed to Nature early on in life are known to be less prone to respiratory illnesses, allergies, vitamin deficiencies and Type 1 diabetes.
Children can manage without gadgets, but they will be helpless if they lack life skills. And the best place to enjoy all this is in the neighbourhood garden or park. It is there that their all-rounded development takes place, which in turn makes them independent, self-sufficient and grounded adults in the future.
With themed gardens, lush tree-lined roads, outdoor spaces as well as play areas and libraries for children and adults, 1 and 2 bedroom homes in JP Infra’s residential project in Mira Road – JP North- are an ideal investment for more than just financial reasons. JP Infra has also invested in solar panels, rain water harvesting and waste management, as part of its eco-conscious approach.
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