Child in the City share research findings in this article (15 November 2021) The research confirms that access to urban parks and other green space contributes to lower premature mortality and longer life expectancy. It includes findings on the benefits of greener schools with natural play areas and early childhood exposure [...]
The Independent reports on a study from Vancouver, Canada (1 November 2021), which found that children who grow up in greener areas develop better. This has been published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. The study co-author states that “urban planning efforts to increase green space in residential neighbourhoods and [...]
This article in The Conversation (10 November 2021) describes how access to green and blue space, and spending time there, benefits people living in urban areas. It also cites evidence on health and wellbeing benefits for school children.
The Forest School Association have shared (4 November 2021) this blog post by Stefania Donzelli on Autistic Play at Forest School. The discussion draws on a wide range of research articles on pretend play in different forms.