Nature Inspired Books & Research

Screen time linked to poor sleep habits in under 5s

Published by Alix Marschani on 7th March 2020 at 2:29 pm | No Comments

Associations of screen time, sedentary time and physical activity with sleep in under 5s: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2019.101226 This is a timely piece of research because it atempts to explain why too much exposure to screentime in under 5s is linked to poor sleep and associated health and developmental problems. A systematic review […]

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Impacts of nature play

Published by Alix Marschani on 24th February 2020 at 9:40 am | No Comments

Dankiw KA, Tsiros MD, Baldock KL, Kumar S (2020) The impacts of unstructured nature play on health in early childhood development: A systematic review. The aim of this research was to conduct a systematic review examining the impacts of nature play on the health and developmental outcomes of children aged 2–12 years. ‘Nature play’ is […]

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Adventure Education in Finland

Published by Alix Marschani on 9th February 2020 at 8:40 am | No Comments

Outdoor Adventure Education in Finland is a new publication from the Humak University of Applied Sciences in Finland. This is a free downloadable publication which contains articles written in both Finnish and English by American, Austrialian, British and Finnish researchers and practitioners in the field. This unique outdoor adventure approach is based upon Finnish historical […]

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Potential of urban greening

Published by Alix Marschani on 26th January 2020 at 8:37 am | No Comments

If you grow plants at home, are lucky to tend a garden, recycle carefully, visit a park, community orchard or any green open space, apart from the well documented health benefits of these activities, you are already joining in with pro – environmental behaviours that help you take notice of the natural world and become […]

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Educating Outside by Helen Porter

Published by Alix Marschani on 20th January 2020 at 12:33 pm | No Comments

This book comes highly recommended by practitioners and lecturers in education. In this blog the author Helen Porter describes part of her journey as a primary teacher with an interest in developing outdoor learning using the UK national curriculum. If you use this book in your practice please leave a comment for our readers. Helen […]

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Child health, wellbeing and education: research article

Published by Alix Marschani on 12th January 2020 at 11:29 am | No Comments

Marchant E, Todd C, Cooksey R, Dredge S, Jones H, Reynolds D, et al. (2019) Curriculum-based outdoor learning for children aged 9-11: A qualitative analysis of pupils’ and teachers’ views. Abstract: ‘The relationship between child health, wellbeing and education demonstrates that healthier and happier children achieve higher educational attainment. An engaging curriculum that facilitates children […]

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