Tag Archives: Ruth Wilson

A child, defined

Ruth Wilson makes an interesting point, I think, when she considers the definition of ‘a child’ in the dictionary. She writes: “A child, as defined by the dictionary (The American Heritage, fourth edition), is ‘a person between birth and puberty; … Continue reading

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Using the outdoors to foster academic goals

Ruth Wilson writes: “The term ‘academic’ is often associated with traditional subject areas taught in a formal school setting, such as reading, mathematics, science and social studies. Related goals can include desired learning outcomes in the areas of knowledge, skills, … Continue reading

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Outdoor play

Ruth Wilson asserts that “While creative play can and does occur in almost any environment, recent research indicates that natural outdoor spaces have a special quality that promotes the frequency, duration, and quality of creative play (Bilton 2010a, Elliot 2008, … Continue reading

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Another quote on the value of play

“Play – it’s natural for young children. We see children engaging in play almost from the moment of birth. They play with their hands; they play with sounds; and they play with almost anything anywhere. Animals and adult humans engage … Continue reading

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