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Berkley Center report says child’s outdoor play is serious

Research suggests that outdoor play can benefit the mental, emotional and (of course) physical development of children.

In the words of a report released by the UMKC School of Education’s Edgar L. and Rheta A. Berkley Child and Family Development Center, “Child’s play is not just all fun and games.” When kids play outdoors in a relatively unstructured manner, they enjoy the benefits of “growth and development of the brain, body, and intellect.” Read more.


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