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Nature, Children and Play

Sunday Times of Malta – November 18, 2012
By Marika Tabone

Nature, Children and Play In today’s world, children are very restricted. There is no such thing as ‘free’ play anymore. Children are no longer allowed to play on pavements, streets, alleys and vacant plots. Contact with nature is central to the educational curriculum in alternative schools - Marika Tabone It is no longer safe for children to wander off alone. Many children are no longer allowed to roam their neighbourhoods unless accompanied by adults. Moreover, some working parents cannot supervise their children after school and, as a result, children have to stay indoors or attend supervised after-school activities. Children’s lives have become structured and…
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