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Playing Freely in Nature May Boost Complex Thinking, Social Skills in Kids

Playing Freely in Nature May Boost Complex Thinking, Social Skills in Kids
Any activity that gets children thinking and acting spontaneously outdoors without needing adult control can help them develop complex thinking abilities, social skills, and creativity, according to a review of studies which may lead to innovative play spaces in childcare centres and schools.

The study, published in the journal PLOS One, assessed the impacts of nature play on the health and development of children between two and 12 years of age, and found that the activities improved children''s complex thinking skills, social skills, and creativity.
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