Children

The Reason Curious Kids Are More Likely to Succeed in School

May 19, 2018

A new study published in Pediatric Research finds curious kids achieve greater success in school, regardless of their socioeconomic status. The study involved direct assessments ...

A Quarter of Americans Spend All Day Inside, Survey Finds

A new report finds that about 25 percent of Americans hardly ever venture outside, and are unaware or unconcerned about breathing only stale indoor air. ...

Play Streets Pilot Expands Regular Block Parties in San Francisco

The  UK-originated Play Streets concept is spreading across San Francisco. The street closure program allows neighbors to apply for a series of regularly scheduled block ...

Forest Kindergarten Receives First National Accreditation

Nature Nuts forest kindergarten is now the first in the country to become an accredited Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten. Accredited Cedarsong Schools are verified to use ...

Breaks Outside Lead to Better Learning

A new study from Oxford University finds that the brain needs a break after academic instruction to absorb and embed what it’s learned, supporting the ...

Houston Partnership Launches Center for Health & Nature

Former First Lady Laura Bush’s conservation organization is creating a Center for Health & Nature at Houston Methodist Hospital, a first-of-its-kind attempt to investigate the ...

8th Annual ‘Kids to Parks Day’ Saturday, May 19, 2018: A National Celebration of Parks

The upcoming Kids to Parks Day on May 19th will bring millions of Americans to attend over 1,000 free park events in all 50 states ...

London’s First Outdoor Nursery Gets Queen’s Award for Innovation

London’s first fully outdoor nursery has won the prestigious Queen’s Award in recognition of its innovative approach to preschool education. The school, Little Forest Folk, is ...

New Tool Shows Money Does Grow on Trees

According to a recent State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry study of 10 large cities, city tree-planting provides a return ...

New Guide Encourages Outdoor Play During School Hours

A new guide from the International School Grounds Alliance and Green Schoolyards America provides resources to encourage outdoor play during school hours. The free online ...

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