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Outdoor Play Is Essential to Whole Child Development | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC YC | Young Children Journal

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***Play Is Essential Series: Child Development***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. For young children, free play in nature is a powerful tool to spur physical, moral, and mental development. As the new school year begins, this essay from NAEYC is an important one for parent and teachers to read.

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Source: Outdoor Play Is Essential to Whole Child Development | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC YC | Young Children Journal

 

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Kids Should Play Outside 3 (!) Hours Every Day, This Expert Says. Here’s Why—And How To Do It | HuffPost

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***Play Is Essential Series: Why & How to Get Kids Outside***

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            Play is essential for all human development: the interactions among playing, making, and knowing are the foundations of civilization. Play is one of the three basic elements for transforming our schools into healthy places for children to learn. Today’s post is an interview with Angela Hanscomb, creator of TimberNook and author of Balanced and Barefoot, about the importance of outdoor play in the development of children. Thanks to HuffPost for the share.

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Source: Kids Should Play Outside 3 (!) Hours Every Day, This Expert Says. Here’s Why—And How To Do It | HuffPost

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No Fooling: Children Need Unbounded Outdoor Play | Cognoscenti

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Play, the Essence of Child Development:

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      The foundation of my book in progress Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life is that all human development emerges from the intersections among playing, making, and knowing. Children need time for play and exploration outdoors, time that is unfortunately too restricted or not there at all for most kids today.

      Today’s post is a thoughtful and insightful essay by John Lee of Allandale Farm in Brookline, Massachusetts. Pass it on to all the parents in your life.

      The images are form publications of Tara Books, a wonderful and creative publishing company in India.

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“Enough with schedules and choreographed commitments. Summers, afternoons and weekends are for creative play and exploration.”

Source: No Fooling: Children Need Unbounded Outdoor Play | Cognoscenti

Courtesy of Tara Books

Courtesy of Tara Books

Courtesy of Tara Books

Courtesy of Tara Books

The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Play in children’s Lives!