Almost half of Australian children do not play outside every day, despite the fact it can improve classroom performance.
Experts are calling for outdoor lessons and unstructured play in nature to be incorporated into the education of all children.
Seventy-eight per cent of children who have regular free-play outdoors were better able to concentrate in the classroom, new research by Outdoor Play and Learning in Australia found.
Yet, just 55 per cent of parents in the study said their children played outside every day.
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