Thursday, January 28, 2010

natural playscapes are beneficial to learning

Children gardening at preschool

Children who play in ''nature-inspired'' playgrounds have improved concentration compared with children who stay indoors, a new study has shown.

The Sydney Morning Herald on 24 Jan 2010 reports that children who are surrounded by lots of natural elements and green play work better in the classroom and have greater flexibility and strength.

All the more reason to let our kids outside to get their hands dirty!


  1. I listened to a radio show where Kathleen Bagot - the author of this research was featured. She also looked at the impact on attainment in literacy and numeracy. There was improvement here too as a consequence of the improved concentration.