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- Raising kids in a toxic world
- Free play and playgrounds
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Free Play and Playgrounds
Bob Collins, playground designer, RGC Design, and author,The Complete Guide to Playground Development;
Dr. Jodi Crane, Assoc. Prof. and Director, Appalachian Play Therapy Center, Lindsey Wilson College.
Many schools are cutting recess and playgrounds to give children more time in the classroom. However, research shows that children need free play, and learn better when they have it. Two experts discuss the advantages of free play.
Raising kids in a toxic world
Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Scholar-In-Residence, Ithaca College and author, Living Downstream and Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children In An Age of Environmental Crisis
Dave Wentz, author, The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect Your Family From Hidden Household Dangers.
Children are most vulnerable to the toxics in our environment. The US has fewer rules requiring testing of new chemicals compared to the EU, so it is mostly up to parents to keep children safe. Two experts discuss the important steps parents can take.