Monday thought of the week: nature allowance

A thought:

Allowing children plenty of unstructured but supervised and safe time in the outdoors gives kids an opportunity to be more comfortable outside. It also improves all of those skills and attributes associated with play, including self-confidence, leadership, problem solving and many health benefits.

– Virginia Ranly, Director of Education at Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia, PA; in Terry Akman, “No Child Left Inside movement still faces challenges,” Philadelphia Inquirer (April 26, 2012)

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