Outdoor Play Research RSS
The Playtime Matters Report brings together both previous research and new findings that make the case for playtimes being a key part of the school day. It shows that outdoor play at school helps develop healthy, curious and active kids who are better connected to their environment. It brings together evidence that shows that time outdoors is particularly important for children’s mental health – reducing stress, giving a sense of calm and simply making them happier.
A review of the most robust surveys and the most convincing and emphatic research, to demonstrate exactly why getting outdoors to play and to learn is good for children and young people, and why it should be part of every school day — and beyond.