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The Importance of Outdoor Play and Its Impact on Brain Development in Children

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This resource was developed in the US to support and promote the benefits of outdoor play and or break times in schools, preschools and early childhood programs. It describes stages in child development from early years to primary school age and the outdoor play opportunities at each stage. It cites research that supports the connection between brain development and children having the opportunity to participate in recess during their school day

Published: 10.04.18

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning which are provided by these Scottish organisations.

Forestry Commission Scotland Scottish Natural Heritage Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland