Dr. Hart highlights his research on how children's play and out-of-school lives have changed on Australian Broadcasting Corporation's RN Drive's Series "It's All Academic: kid's geography" .
When children play, they are learning – developing the capacities of their bodies, exploring the material world around them and navigating the complexities of social interaction. Play contributes to children’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social development, and participation in play is enshrined as a right of all children in article 31 of the Convention on … Continue Reading ››
A disproportionate number of impoverished families live in housing which does not allow easy access to safe outdoor play. This paper uses Bowlby’s theory of attachment as a framework for considering the implications of a lack of outdoor access for parental strategies and for the interaction of parents and children. The situation of … Continue Reading ››