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Archive for November 2012

Natural Playgrounds are on the rise in Ontario

There is a steady rise of natural playgrounds in Ontario.  They are turning up at school playgrounds to parks and even childcare centers.  The creation of natural spaces for play helps kids connect to nature, become more physically active and develop limitless opportunities for creative play.  Studies have also shown that natural play contributes to…

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Why Gardening is Beneficial for School Children

Many studies demonstrate the emotional value of gardening and creating green spaces.  More recent studies indicate gardens at schools have very powerful and positive effects on our children.  It seems likely that humans are essentially hard-wired to feel better in nature, and need to have plants close to us.

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