Outdoor play makes children better students because of all of the benefits it has on their mental, physical and social development. We have read extensive research on the subject, including this report on the key benefits of active and outdoor play on a childs learning ability.
In the report it states outdoor play time helps students become high-performance learners with skill sets that will be with them throughout their lives.
Outdoor education and play time has been shown to help students perform measurably better on standardised tests.
The study found students who played outside and spent more time outdoors:
This is another example of how play is not just play. It is essential for our children.
You can read the full report here.
Ah, space. I love it. I can’t get enough of it. I’m an introvert, so people who know me understand just how important my space is to me. Especially the neighbours, who regularly hear my hollers of “I JUST NEED SOME SPACE!!!!!!!” when my daughter has perched herself on my
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