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Urban Planet: Natural Playgrounds

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Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

Playgrounds with natural elements have become increasingly popular in the last decade. And according to the University of Tennessee’s Dawn Coe, the playgrounds also increase of the level of physical activity for the children who use them. Studying the playground at the University’s Early Learning Center, Coe measured a 100% increase in the amount of time children spent playing after a naturalization initiative. The changes incorporated more natural elements like logs and flowers. (Science Daily)

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