Surround your children with greenery to boost their IQ


Expose your children to greenery in their daily lives to give their intelligence a boost. Photo: AFP

A study conducted on 600 children aged from 10 to 15 by Hasselt University researchers in Belgium suggests that growing up in a “greener” environment is associated with greater intelligence and fewer behavioural problems.

These conclusions should encourage us to change the way children interact with nature, especially in schools at a time when there is increasing support for outdoor learning.

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