4/5/17: An area dominated by play structures rather than natural elements tends to cause children to establish hierarchy based on physical competence. In an open grassy area, “children engaged in more fantasy play, and their social standing became based less on physical abilities and more on language skills, creativity and inventiveness.”Read more . . .




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  1. “RESTORING PEACE: Six Ways Nature in Our Lives Can Reduce the Violence in Our World” at http://www.childrenandnature.org/2013/01/10/restoring-peace-six-ways-nature-in-our-lives-can-reduce-the-violence-in-our-world/