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The U.S. recess predicament: Extraordinary photos of what we can learn from play in other parts of the world

Article Credit, the Washington Post:
The U.S. recess predicament: Extraordinary photos of what we can learn from play in other parts of the world

A look at different playgrounds and outdoor environment conditions for schools around the world. Definitely a reality check, in comparison to the beautiful, natural play area we provide for our young friends.

Probably the most “Montessori” of them all, the author describing one of the schools photographed in Norway:

“Children were expected to go out and play no matter what the weather. The playgrounds had trees — which the children were free to climb as high as they wanted — and rocks and sticks to build camps. Children were taught to resolve disputes amongst themselves and there was very little monitoring by teachers.”