Children

Blindness Epidemic Inevitable Unless Children Play Outside More

December 20, 2017

Dutch ophthalmologist Caroline Klaver warns of a rise of cases of myopia among young people. Myopia, or short-sightedness, which can potentially lead to blindness. Klaver ...

Fewer Fee-Free National Park Days in 2018

Fee-free National Park days planned for 2018 have been reduced significantly from previous years. The National Park Service released the list of the dates when ...

Prince William Tells of Alarm at Effect of Social Media on Young Children

Speaking at a children’s media summit in Manchester, U.K., the Duke of Cambridge expressed alarm at the potential impact of social media on young children. ...

Architects Reactivate Space Through Play

Three underused public spaces in Mexico City will be reimagined as innovative children’s play areas as part of an “Urban Toys” competition hosted by Mexico ...

Philly Reveals Proposed Sites for Citywide Rebuild Initiative

Maps detailing proposed project sites for Philadelphia’s Rebuild program were released this week. Rebuild is a seven-year program which aims to revitalize shared public spaces, ...

No Child Left Inside Providing Grants To Get Children Outdoors

Washington State is accepting applications for the No Child Left Inside grant program. The program, which is funded by the Washington State Parks and Recreation ...

New London Plan Aims for More Play and Mobility for Children

The mayor of London released a draft of the new London Plan, a long-term spatial development strategy for the UK capital. The plan includes a ...

Texas School Beats ADHD by Tripling Recess Time

Dozens of schools in Texas, Oklahoma and California are seeing “transformational” results in students after implementing a pilot program testing out extra recess time during ...

Can the Return of Outdoor Play Stop Our Kids’ Obsession with Screens?

A new study reveals that 65  percent of three and four-year-olds are using tablets, a 10 percent rise from last year. In addition, the study ...

A Dose of Nature: Doctors Prescribe a Day in the Park for Anxiety

Doctors and health professionals around the U.S. are increasingly prescribing trips to the park and other nature-based programs and exercises for patients to help them ...

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