The importance of free play

(Directly from the MindShift Blog..)

“..children who experienced more undirected free play showed signs of stronger executive function, a strong predictor of success in school. “The more time that children spent in less-structured activities,” wrote researchers, “the better their self-directed executive functioning.”

To read this article in full, please click here.



Research studies highlighting the importance of outdoor education and links to health and wellbeing are available here.


For publications by the Children and Nature Network including guides for communities, teachers and families please click here.