Recent research by educators, pediatricians,and sociologists indicate that many children in America experience a lack of unstructured outdoor play time. Deprivation of quality play time and disconnection from nature can be detrimental to children’s physical and mental health and lessen opportunities for cognitive and creative growth.
Introduction to the Playscape Project
What is a Playscape?
Empirical Evidence in Support of Nature Play
Read the full report documenting the CDC's work on the playscape project (report draft last updated 9-18-09)
Bringing Nature to Arlitt's Existing Playground