Middle Childhood: Cognitive- This graphic is beneficial to understanding the types of play that can be beneficial to the cognitive growth of children. It is important for kids to participate in activities that furthers their development and this graphic overall discusses that.
This is interesting, esp. as schools are cutting down recess/playtime/phys ed to nothing, and the nutritional value of the food kids eat in schools is completely inadequate. Brains can't work well if the rest of the body isn't being taken care of.
Video - What is Forest School? Follow the link and watch this video which explains all about Forest School, the social, emotional and physical benefits from the perspective of Forest School leaders and the children who attend. Outdoor education at it's best!