How Cities Use Parks to Help Children Learn

Author: Robin Moore

Childhood is a holistic process, different for each individual child. Many children do not learn effectively exclusively within a classrom. They need alternative, hands-on learning environments to match their varied learning styles. Test-driven education mandates often do not emphasize children’s emotional and social needs and opportunities for creativity. This limits the development of unique talents and the fulfillment of individual lives, and deprives society of practical, problem-solving intelligence.

In City Parks Forum Briefing Papers, American Planning Association, 2003