Despite the benefits of outdoor play, fewer and fewer children are playing outside.
This Child in the City article (3 November 2022) explores how many policy visions and investments are still based on assumptions made by officials or suppliers of play equipment. When children are involved, they are often asked about their theoretical wishes rather than their concrete actions.
To really gain insight into children’s outdoor play, it is important to look at their actual behaviour. This article shares the first results from an ongoing study in The Netherlands.
The author shares a useful infographic which provides 12 reasons why outdoor play is so important for children.