Minor refugees in Belgium learn how to bike

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In 2015, 3300 unaccompanied minor refugees arrived in Belgium. Most of them are boys between 14 and 17 years old that have the same dreams of other youngsters: a world of peace, getting an education... Read more
24.08.16 | Comment | author: Els Vandenbroeck
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How to engage kids and community in playground design

How can we learn what children and adults want and need in playgrounds? And how can we make sure that those playgrounds are a vital public space? These questions were front and center when I participated... Read more
22.08.16 | Comment | author: Susan Solomon
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Researchers aim to boost physical activity in preschoolers

The University of Western Australia is teaming up with partners in the early education and care sector to find ways to improve young’s children’s physical activity, health and development. It follows a pilot study that found... Read more
19.08.16 | Comment | author: University of Western Australia
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5 reasons why you should join the Child in the City Conference

  Are you involved in education, research, urban planning or policy making? Do you advocate for children’s rights? Do you sustain a clean and friendly environment for children to play and develop? Then you are welcome... Read more
18.08.16 | Comment | author: Dana Leahu
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Infographic: clearly explains the rising threat of poor eye health among children in UK

This alarming negligence could result in a child’s poor learning and development given that vision is important in reading and writing. This may lead to various health conditions especially if the child has undetected vision... Read more
17.08.16 | Comment | author: Kristi Seaby
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Children and the built environment

Empowered by JES: From outreach to a competence based approach of youth participation in the making of public space along the Brussels Canal. To increase youth participation in the urban development of Tour & Taxis, JES Stadslabo... Read more
15.08.16 | Comment | author: Caroline Claus
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Could your school be the best school for connecting kids to nature and academic improvement?

Could your school be the best school for connecting kids to nature and academic improvement? In your city? Your region? Your state? The whole country? That’s the question Cinda Hanbuch-Pinkerton is asking in the Miami Valley... Read more
10.08.16 | Comment | author: Richard Louv
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Children develop better when you let them be bored, psychologists say

It’s summer time. If you have school-aged children who are currently on summer vacation, you have undoubtedly heard “Mommy (or Daddy), I’m borrrrred,” a million times already. Boredom in children is common and something that every... Read more
09.08.16 | Comment | author: Denise Hill
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Research finds the effects of homework on elementary school students, and the results are surprising

After over 25 years of studying and analyzing homework, Harris Coopers’ research demonstrates a clear conclusion: homework wrecks elementary school students. In his book, The Battle over Homework: Common Ground for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents, the... Read more
08.08.16 | Comment | author: Maria Onzain
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Changing a space: a new kind of playing out

I have a confession to make. I’ve been working for Playing Out as an area activator in Bristol for over a year now and, (deep breath)….. I haven’t closed my street for over six months... Read more
05.08.16 | Comment | author: Kate Staniforth
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Making the case for more playful and child-friendly places

It is obvious that children’s play experiences and everyday freedoms are hugely shaped by the places where they live. So anyone who cares about these issues should also be concerned about the qualities of neighbourhoods, towns... Read more
04.08.16 | Comment | author: Tim Gill
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Changing the model for a child-friendly transport planning

Studies show that children who are not allowed to travel independently have 35% less physical agility, 40% less physical balance, 15% less creativity and 47% less autonomy and endurance during work and the number of... Read more
03.08.16 | Comment | author: Petra Voelkl
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China abandoned its one-child policy – now it must fix the gap in education between city and country children

Li Bo’s job used to involve reporting unlawful pregnancies to family planning officials. Today, in the remote Wangyuan village in China’s mountainous Shaanxi province, he’s sat on a playmat helping a toddler build a fort with... Read more
02.08.16 | Comment | author: Jamie Fullerton
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Belfast makes participation the key to creating child friendly public space

In Northern Ireland, children’s needs are not always considered in decision making in relation to the physical environment. In Belfast, the city centre could significantly benefit from more child friendly space, where children are welcome... Read more
01.08.16 | Comment | author: Laura McDonald
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A new park for connecting kids to nature: the children of indiana nature park

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) partnered with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Cope Environmental Center and the Indiana Department of Education to create the Children of Indiana Nature Park in celebration of the Hoosier bicentennial. According... Read more
01.08.16 | Comment | author: Katja Krasnovsky
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Nature near and far – reflections on integrating children, nature, and the city

The recent publication, Children, Nature, Cities (Murnaghan and Shillington, eds., 2016) is a wonderful compilation of reflections and critical analyses of the interpretations of nature in the city, and children’s experiences of both.  Using the... Read more
29.07.16 | Comment | author: Victoria Derr

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Lab van Troje, a local non-profit organization in Ghent, Belgium is preparing a fourth generation of ‘Living Streets’: an experimental project that invites citizens to conceive and implement more sustainable and livable solutions for the... Read more