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.
Now that we are well and truly back into the school year and daily grind, it’s easy for parental guilt to sink in.We’re so busy with work, life and endless to-do lists, we’re exhausted, and playing with our kids is not always our top priority. And it shouldn’t always be,
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