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Badger or Bulbasaur – have children lost touch with nature?

Studies show that children are better at identifying Pokémon characters than real animals and plants. Robert Macfarlane on his quest to reconnect young readers with the natural world



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9 Responses

  1. Peter Newton not ours though 🤗

  2. When my boy was 3 he wanted to go to the ‘jungle’. Suddenly feeling the impoverishment of our country on a Sunday afternoon we ended up at a small nature reserve watching ‘common’ birds. Years of loving Pokemon later we returned and watched again and to the lake alive with micro-organisms. He was brightened and enlivened again as was l.

  3. I don’t think so it depends on what you do with your kids really. My son loves being outside.

  4. With the local and national governments intent on building on every scrap of open land (apart from that in Tory-voting areas), I fear this will become the norm, as there won’t be anywhere to see the wildlife locally.

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