This article in The Conversation explores research around factors responsible for myopia. This includes how children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to develop myopia, and studies requiring children to spend extra time outdoors during school hours found the rate of myopia onset decreased compared with children who didn’t spend additional time [...]
This article in Elm Magazine by Anna Pöysä (16 March 2021) reflects on the advantages of intergenerational learning, and the work on this subject by Greg Mannion, University of Stirling. This includes opportunities to reshape city spaces, and considerations of climate change and sustainability.
Science Direct shares this Environmental International paper (Vol 154, September 2021) Exposure to nature and mental health outcomes during COVID-19 lockdown. A comparison between Portugal and Spain. This found that exposure to nature was associated with better mental health outcomes during lockdowns, but the natural features associated with improved mental [...]
This Guardian article (24 May 2021) reports on a Save The Children poll and research. This found that children are playing less with friends than ever. Along with other organisations, they are calling for a "summer of play".