More kids today are growing up in cities than ever before - but cities are not always designed for children. We asked kids around the world how they deal with life in the big city. When we asked what they'd change, they had all sorts of ideas. But more than anything, they wanted space to play.
Scientists are making amazing steps forward in improving our understanding of how childrens' brains and behaviours develop through childhood. These new advances help us understand better than ever before how important it is to allow our children the freedom to get dirty.
Play is part of the serious business of growing up. Indoors or outdoors, on muddy fields or at home, children find play irresistible for a good reason - and you can see the benefits written all over their faces.