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Does growing up in the country improve learning?

By Debra Bell | June 9, 2009 | by Debra Bell, Homeschool For Success, The Science of Learning

Here’s an interesting finding: City life decreases emotional control and cognitive capacity. Does this context, in part, explain why children growing up in our urban core lag behind their middle class peers? And what does the net effect of less time spent outside by school age children predict for the future?

Homeschooling families can offset this trend by making the most of green spaces near at hand ( if not an actual backyard, then a city park) and allowing plenty of time for recess.

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