7/24/14: Playing in schoolyards that are natural — such as wooded — rather than built reduces children’s stress and inattention. It also fosters supportive social relationships and feelings of competence. Engagement with nature really encourages concentration, as we probably can all imagine if we think back to our ourselves as children playing in a brook or making a fort.1



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  1. “Natural-terrain schoolyards and activities reduce students’ stress” at Natural-terrain schoolyards and activities reduce students’ stress