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With a lot of focus on children being academically ready for school, going back to basics and helping a child to be physically ready is a step that many schools, preschools, and other childcare settings think about throughout the school year. Play, especially outdoor play, is critical for helping children develop skills that will benefit them academically. For instance, developing the...Read more
|Comment|author: Robin Ashfield
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4 Ways local solar projects can benefit cities

When a city decides to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, headlines follow. But the work has only just begun. Cities have many options for generating and purchasing renewable electricity, each of which comes...Read more
|Comment|author: Lacey Shaver

Challenging the vertical sprawl

To understand the major barrier to making our cities more sustainable and environmentally friendly places, just stand in the centre of almost any Australian city and look up. The chances are you will be in...Read more
|Comment|author: Andrew Trounson
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Child road casualties double in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh the Child Rights Advocacy Coalition reported that 627 children were casualties of road accidents in 2018. Meaning the number of child casualties almost doubled from the previous year. This has led to school...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

How team sports change a child’s brain

Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research from Washington University in St. Louis has...Read more
|Comment|author: Gerry Everding