Bold move to kickstart an outdoor play renaissance in Canada
Re-blogged from Rethinking Childhood the Lawson Foundation in Canada have launched a $2.7 million outdoor play strategy to fund 14 projects and evaluation to capture the learning on what works to increase opportunities for children’s self-directed play.
Last week the Lawson Foundation, a Canadian family foundation, launched an ambitious outdoor play strategy with the announcement of $2.7 million (£1.3 million; $US 1.9 million) in funding for 14 projects.
The strategy has an explicit and exclusive focus on unstructured outdoor play. Tackling risk aversion is a prominent theme, building on the Foundation’s recent support for a groundbreaking consensus position statement [pdf link] whose key message is that the biggest risk is keeping kids indoors.
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