Redesigning Recess: Why Kids Need Natural Playgrounds- Sara Gilliam wrote in Environment, Education and Nature


Two preschoolers live in a city. Los Angeles, perhaps, or Houston. Both attend full-time preschool. Both are learning to write their names and developing social skills through peer interactions. Both profess enduring love for Daniel Tiger and the color yellow. On paper, these two children emerge from similar circumstances and have similar educational experiences and opportunities. Except for one distinction.

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Redesigning Recess: Why Kids Need Natural Playgrounds
Sara Gilliam wrote in Environment, Education and Nature

Two preschoolers live in a city. Los Angeles, perhaps, or Houston. Both attend full-time preschool. Both are learning to write their names and developing social skills through peer interactions. Both profess enduring love for Daniel Tiger and the color yellow. On paper, these two children emerge from similar circumstances and have similar educational experiences and opportunities. Except for one distinction.

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    Biophilia, loose parts, imaginative play, all that good stuff.
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  16. stephanluke reblogged this from good and added:
    So cool! Give kids every reason to play outside!
  17. bonchoish reblogged this from good and added:
    Yeah! I love this! I remember playing with nature in preschool; the playground had these HUGE bamboo bushes/forest thing...
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    Waterproof marimba. I need one right now!
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    After walking for hours at the Bay, I’m convinced that nature is an absolute necessity for human flourishing. British...
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