Of late, I have been reading a large amount of literature on the importance of play, outdoor learning and physical activity levels of children, but the findings referenced in the 2012 research study by Copeland, K. et al really made me stop and think hard: “Children spend most (70%–83%) of their time being sedentary in child care—even when excluding time spent in naps and meals—and only spend 2% to 3% of the time in vigorous activities”. What irreparable damage are we doing to our young children, setting up such patterns of behaviour for their lives ahead?
About This Blog
- Chloe Hill
- I am an IB Educator, currently working as a PYP Coordinator in India.This blog is a space to explore thoughts as a teacher, a parent and a learner. I'm interested in different ways of imagining and realising education and present this blog as a platform to explore and share ideas.
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
on May 14, 2019
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A great info-graphic by this commercial playground equipment company. You can see it clearer here: https://www.aaastateofplay.com/30-r...
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