Research

Find updates on play, learning, and the environment, from across the wider network in Scotland – and beyond.

23rdNovember 2021

Take joy in watching birds

This nature prescription applies to everyone, including schools. Find out more in this Finding Nature blog post (19 November 2021).

18thNovember 2021

The benefits of more trees, parks and waterways in cities

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 [...]

16thNovember 2021

Access to nature helps social, emotional and mental wellbeing

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 [...]

9thNovember 2021

Play, in all its forms

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.