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European Network for Child Friendly Cities 32m
"I also explained that play – if not specifically outdoor – is indeed a legal right. It's written up in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 31..."
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Kimberly Hart 13h
Outdoor play is scientifically proven to alleviate stress, reduce anxiety, improve mood, and boost feelings of happiness and wellbeing. Nature is for everyone!
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Kimberly Hart Sep 17
Head Start found that there was a 42% reduction in child obesity risk and an overall reduction in BMI in school programs with plenty of outdoor play.
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Kimberly Hart Sep 16
A 2014 study found that 6-year-old students who engaged in free play developed stronger levels of executive functioning, or the ability to manage oneself to achieve goals.
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Kimberly Hart Sep 19
“Play is how we are made, how we develop and adjust to change. It allows us to express our joy and connect most deeply with the best in ourselves, and in others.” ~ Stuart Brown, M.D.
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Kimberly Hart Sep 19
“Many children with disabilities have few areas in their lives in which they feel able to exercise real choice and control. Play can be a process through which they can regain a sense of control or work through difficult or challenging experiences.” ~ Theresa Casey
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Kayibanda Ingabire Julian Sep 18
There is value in boredom because it forces to think harder about the options available to them. Whether inside or outside, children can surprise us with their and ingenuity when challenged to create their own entertainment.
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Kimberly Hart Sep 16
One study showed that play stimulates the fight-or-flight response without triggering cortisol (the stress hormone), so children can practice handling danger.
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Profectum Foundation Sep 17
RT Playoritize your day. You won't regret it. :)
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Children's Ambulatory Care & Bfloor Day Case Sep 18
Congratulations to claire!! 🥳🥳 one our our wonderful play specialist team who we would be lost without!😍😍 shortlisted for play specialist of the year!! 🤩🤩🍾🍾
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Janna Sullivan Sep 17
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Skylark Learning 3h
“Play is not frivolous,” says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Rather, research shows that play helps children develop language and executive functioning skills, learn to negotiate with others and manage stress.
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Blue Coat Play Sep 19
Question the notion of age appropriate play. Provide space, stuff and permission and they'll decide for themselves! Here are our Upper Juniors enjoying superhero and Gruffalo dressing up, a recycled garden slide and digging a big hole in the sandpit!
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T.R. Thibodeau 15h
7 Ways That Play Builds Problem-Solving Skills
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SimplyFun Sep 17
What was your favorite board game growing up?
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PlayBoard NI Sep 20
Watch how a nursery in Bristol is embracing loose parts and the children using them in creative and imaginative ways. Check out the info sheet on playing with loose parts
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Kimberly Hart Sep 17
Why solo play is natural and healthy for children, and how to encourage it:
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Profectum Foundation Sep 19
RT Kids are born to play! With schools, activities and organized sports back in session, make sure your kids have time to play.
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Kimberly Hart Sep 18
Why - kids who play are healthier, do better in school, and are more successful and happy as adults.
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Tanya Sep 19
Who needs toys when a child can have an iPad to learn new skills (sarcasm)!
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