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Megan has collaborated with play and learning experts and research groups to discuss the benefits of play, risky play and how to bring it all together in your outdoor classroom.

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Play Research Group: beginnings

Our first play research group meeting on intersecting and overlapping topics relevant to child well-being was full of informal discussion and brainstorming about the scope of

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The Benefits of Play

If you’ve ever wondered what the secret sauce is for parenting high performing and likeable kids, you might want to learn more about the science of

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