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Play and Learn: Bridging Classrooms and Playgrounds for Better Learning Outcomes

Play and Learn: Bridging Classrooms and Playgrounds for Better Learning Outcomes

By Helle Burlingame, KOMPAN Play Institute Manager, North America Children today are being described as having attention issues; from children with diagnosed sensory integration issues to children in general not being able to sit still for long periods of time.  Every day across the country, a lot of class time is spent by students figuring […]

Play and Learning Work Together

Play and Learning Work Together

Research concludes that physical activity and cognitive alertness are intertwined. When children are physically active, they often prove to be better at learning and managing well at school. Some surveys suggest that certain classes can be traded for free play outdoors without harming academic performance. In fact, academic performance benefits from physical activity. Many studies […]

Play For Health

Play For Health

Around the world parents, teachers and authorities are worried about the decline in children’s health. Today, children struggling with being overweight outnumber those facing famine. Sedentary lifestyles have drastic consequences – not only for children’s physical health, but for their learning, social and emotional well-being. KOMPAN advocates the benefits of good play areas for children’s […]