"When children are engaged in free play in the outdoors, they are provided opportunities for freedom, choice, and fewer routines. In free play, there is no adult direction or control, so children are able to play how they want to play. When children are given such freedom to play, they are more likely to engage in higher levels of social interaction, cognitive skills such as decision-making and reasoning, empathy, and physical activity. In turn, they are less likely to become inattentive, anxious, or depressed and unhealthy."
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"When we imagine learning environments for our kids, we don’t typically think of letting them play with sharp saws or starting a fire. But research suggests that we’re doing our kids a disservice by keeping them from outdoor environments we consider 'risky.'" ... See MoreSee Less