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Wild Child: Guiding theYoung Back toNature


The attached article is a short essay summarizing the convergence of several recent streams of research on the importance of unstructured play time in nature. One advantage of the article is that it is written in lay language and nicely formatted, making it a welcoming introduction to the topic.


Label Value
Author Lougheed, Tim
Pedagogical Area
  • outdoor education, experiential education
Delivery Area
  • out of school time/after school
Participant Area
  • student
  • environment
Age Area
  • early childhood (2-5 years old)
  • elementary (6-11 years old)
  • middle school (12-14 years old)