You may want to check out the play area at your child's school. The greener it is, the better it could be for their development.A study from the Center of Research and Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona found that "...based on comprehensive characterization of outdoor surrounding greenness and repeated computerized cognitive tests in schoolchildren, found an improvement in cognitive development associated with surrounding greenness, particularly with greenness at schools."
So what does that mean?
To put it in simpler terms, trees and plants do us more good than we know.
Barcelona researchers found the usage of green space improves many factors in a child's life when they surround play areas. It increases physical activity and shows an increase in a child's memory by five percent.
The researchers also noted a trend that when more trees and plants are present, there is less noise, which is attributed to a reduction of stress.
And to add to the growing number of benefits, the study even shows growth in attentiveness in kids between 7-10.
You can find a link to the full study here.