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Outdoor play boosts brain and body

Sat 27 August 16

“Go and play outside!” was the catch-cry of mums across Australia in decades past, but as technology, hectic schedules and lack of outside space continue to impede on boys’ play time the constant call has become more of a passing comment. Researchers and delegates from around the world have been in Perth this weekend to discuss the importance of nature play for children and the effects playing outdoors can have on a child’s physical and mental well-being now and into the future. Keynote speaker at the Children and Nature conference and Canadian naturopath and health researcher Alan Logan said scientists were yet to pinpoint why children benefit from outdoor play but it could primarily lead to increased mood and realisation Click here to continue reading.

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