Rocks, Bees and Trees!!!

WA Today 4 October 2011, Courtney Trenwith, WA kids told to get barefoot, wet and dirty to make them better adults

Eco Childs, Jennifer Lance 14 July 2011, "Is it Illegal to Feed Kids From the School Garden?"
Early Childhood News, Ruth Wilson, "The wonders of nature, honouring children's ways of knowing"

New York Times, Bobby Allyn, 18 June 2011, "A new look for adventure style playgrounds"

Courier Mail, 1 June 2011, Karen Brooks, -"Parenting so safe it's dangerous"

Courier Mail, 30 May 2011, Kate Jones, -"Children's play equipment  to safe for their own good"
KGW News, Portland,  18 May 2011, "a dirty girl is a healthy girl"
(Advance apologies for the brief advertisements before and after the article)

Playground Magazine, 3 February 2011, "Let the children play in Peace: Cracking down on Noisy children in Playgrounds? Worst idea ever."

The New Republic, 28 Janurary 2011, "The children must play: What the US could learn from Finland about education reform" 

New York Times, 1 January 2011, "Efforts to restore children's play gain momentum", 14 December 2010, "Taking back the playground"

Aqua Pour, 9 December 2010, "Soil bacteria, A new depression drug?

Kidsafe playground news Issue 34 July 2010 - "Rocks & boulders -Love them!"  

A great video of Prue Walsh who is a strong advocate for natural playspaces.
You Tube, 22 March 2009 Prue Walsh, - "Putting play back into childhood", 28 April 2010 "Rochard Louv & Dr. Len Fisher", 2009, "Cut the strings" Carl Honore

New York Times, 23 Februrary 2009,  "The 3 R's? A fourth is critical, too: Recess"

Early Childhood Teachers Association, 2008, Prue Walsh, "Stemming the decline in playground activity"

New York Times, Kathryn Shattuck, 16 March 2008, "For youngsters Leaps and Boundaries"

Courier Mail, 28 July 2007, Matt Condon, -"Why kids don't run free"