This article in Child in the City (18 August 2021) shares research findings that suggests that proximity to woodlands links with better cognitive development and a lower risk of emotional and behavioural problems in children and young people. The lessons learned could help influence planning decisions in urban areas.
The Children & Nature Network have signposted research articles on parent-child communication in different contexts. Parent-child communications can improve in the outdoors. See how shared outdoor adventures can create, maintain and enhance family well-being.
This Child in the City article (20 July 2021) notes UNICEF’s new report which highlights evidence to show that green spaces can provide enormous benefits to children and should be easily accessible to all young people living in cities.
This comprehensive article Ecopsychology: How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health by Jim Robbins published by the Yale School of the Environment (9 January 2021) points to the beneficial effects that exposure to the natural world has on health, reducing stress and promoting healing in adults and children, from the [...]