Play and kids with ACEs: ‘That’s where everything is worked out’

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by Diana Hembree Have you ever noticed how little kids often like to play with the cardboard box that a toy comes in longer than they play with the toy itself? The reason: A box can be anything you want it to be. That doesn’t surprise the group known as Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) – a UK-based nonprofit – whose work to make school playgrounds more creative and engaging has something to teach parents as well. Rather than saving up for expensive toys, it encourages us to create spaces for kids “rich in cheap junk resources or sand, wood, water and mud – so they can move them around a...