Is Outdoor Play Just a Big Waste of Time?
Some believe that outdoor play for children has little educational value. It's unstructured and has no obvious learning outcomes, you might hear them say. But is outdoor play a waste of time? Are children learning valuable lessons or are they just messing about in the mud? Should we lessen the amount of outdoor play to focus more on structured classroom learning instead? Well, unlike maths or literacy which can be rigorously assessed each term to determine a child's progress,