Want your child to do well at school? Make them play outside because ‘they will learn to set their own goals’

20 June, 2014
Categories: Latest News, Media News

Playing outside and going on sightseeing trips can boost the chances of children suceeding in the classroom, a new report revealed yesterday.

Children who spend more time in less structured activities — from playing outside to reading books and visiting the zoo — are better able to set their own goals and take actions to meet those goals without prodding from adults, according to the University of Colorado at Boulder, study.

It also found that children who participate in more structured activities –including soccer practice, piano lessons and homework — had poorer ‘self-directed executive function,’ a measure of the ability to set and reach goals independently.   Full article