One of core routines of connecting to nature is The Sit Spot. You may do this alone or with a willing child at any age. I started taking my first daughter out to my sit spot when she was a newborn. This helped me overcome the stress that comes with being a new mother. I still take my second child and sometimes both of my kids, but normally I try to go without them at this point.
The basics of it are this: Find a spot in nature and sit!
A spot you can go to every day or several times a week is best, so make it close to your home. Even a porch can work. Near water or at the edge area is good if you have it nearby. Otherwise, just something that’s close to home.
Try to sit for at least 30 minutes each time and listen to the world around you.
What Do You Do While You’re At Your Sit Spot?
There are many things you can do at your sit spot, but I’ve written 5 that you should do regularly: