Category: Academic

A forest-based yard improved the immune system of daycare children in only a month.

Very interesting results from a scientific study carried out in Finland looking at how the immune system in children improved only after a month when being given the…

It’s only natural…

a post in February 2019 piqued my interest. It was the above image of the microbial handprint of Tasha Sturm’s own 8-year-old child after he had been playing outside… …outdoor and messy play is important not just for children’s development, but health as well.

play:groundNYC – free play in New York, an embodiment of exploratory learning

I might be in the UK, but became aware of play:groundNYC, an adventure playground on Governors Island, New York, through an article in The Atlantic, (oh the advantages…

Children need to play, it is not a luxury.

“Children need the freedom and the time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” (Kay Redfield Jamison). Came across this great quote by Kay…

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