DeBord, Karen Et al (?) Making the most of outdoor time with Preschool children. North Carolina State University.
Dietze, Beverlie /Crosseley, Barbara (2003) Opening the Door to the outdoors Canadian Child Care Federation.
Rivkin, Mary S. (2000-12-00) Outdoor experinces for young children. 2000-12-00 ERIC Digest.
Taylor, Louisa. Take your kids out of sports, top rower Silken Laumann says : Let them create games, play in parks, Olympian to tell Ottawa parents. Friday, April 21, 2006 In The Ottawa Citizens
Risk In Play,and why we need risk in play
A playground tumble can do you good (In Spike Wednesday 14 November 2007)
National Children’s Bureau Play Safety Forum. (2002). Managing risk in play provision: A Position Statement.
Frost, Joe L. (June 12, 2006) Playground Regulations and Play. Today’s Playground.
Chawla, Louise Learning to love the natural world, Enough to protect it .- In Barn nr. 2 2006:57-78,ISSN 0800-1669 –Norsk senter for barneforskning. Norway
Noteboom, Kim (May 9, 2006) Learning for Fun.- Today’s Playground
Norquist, Tom. Children Become Smarter Through Play. 10/18/2005 IPEMA.
Rivkin, Mary (1995) Natural Learning : Guide your child’s curiosity outdoors and open up a love of science.
Ste-Croix, Bonnie (2003) Are Our Girls Fit to Grow Up? Canadian Child Care Federation
Fjørtoft, I. (2004) Landscape as playscape : learning effects from playing in a natural environment on motor development in children - Norway, Telemark University College
Ontario’s Action plan for : for healthy eating and active living. 2006 Ministry of Health promotion.- Toronto 2006.p 21
Healthy active living for children and youth. Canadian Paediatric Society. 2002;7(5):339-345 Paediatrics & Child Health.
Kay, Brady L (July 5, 2006) Our big problem.-Today’s Playground
Amy, Shannon (May 30, 2006) Childhood Obesity : An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.- Today’s Playground.
Thornton, Candra D Sutterby, John A. (May 10, 2006) Developing Balancing Skills on the Playground.- Today’s Playground
Sutterby, John A. (April 6, 2006) Activity and Access.-Today’s Playground.
Lawson, Willow (Mar/Apr 2004) ADHD's outdoor cure. Finding relief in wide open spaces : Playing outdoors may curb the disorder. In Psychology today
Lappin, Edward (April 20, 2000) Outdoor education for behavior disordered Students. In Kidsource online
Parker-Hope,Tara (October 17, 2008) In Study: Nature walks help kids concentrate. In New York Times, Well blog
Kemp, Jane. Outdoor play –BBC-parenting, babies.
30 Classic Games for Simple Outdoor Play
Winter fun for your family : new way to have a blast this winter (January 2006) In Today’s Parent.com.
Walters, Clare. Outdoor play : one to two years. BBC- parenting
Walters, Clare Outdoor play : two to three years. BBC-parenting
Walters, Clare Outdoor play: three to four years : There are lots of fun things to do outside with preschool children. BBC parenting
Walters, Clare Outdoor play : four to seven years. BBC-parenting
Physical games. Primary school age children. BBC- parenting
Play Spirits Games
This website provides different games for kids to play outside.
Kryczka, Cathie (Spring 2002) Toddler Treasure Hunt : find the first signs of spring
Pica, Rae (2006) What Makes a Game Great for Children?
Play and learn activities. Moving & Learning
Outside in nature- National Wildlife Federation
Season - All– NWF Green Hour
Outdoors : The Ultimate Playground (2002) Toronto City Public Health.
Beckman, Sandra (2003) Outdoor Play in Winter : Wonderland or Nightmare?
Canadian Child Care Federation
Outdoor daycare preschools
Reynolds, Cynthia ( Jan 22,2007 )
Everybody in the vegetable patch: no desks, no pencils; welcome to the U.Ks first preschool.In Mackleans
Playgrounds and design
Playground design blogs
The Free Play Network in UK aims to promote greater public understanding of the need for better play opportunities for children, by promoting discussion, exchange of information, and guidance on best practice in development of children's play opportunities
Education.com . Nature Deficit Disorder
The Critical Role of Environmental Education for your Child’s Future
National Wildlife Federation
NWF inspires Americans to protect wildlife for children's future.
NWF- Green Hour
To give parents and caregivers the information, tools, and inspiration to get their kids -- and themselves -- outside,
London Play was established in 1998 to promote play in London. The website offer information about play for children, and they also have a list of supervised playgrounds.
IPA, International Play Association
Promoting the Childs right to play
UNICEF-Child friendly Cities
The Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) was launched in 1996 to act on the resolution passed during the second UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) to make cities livable places for all; in UNICEF terms, for "children first." The Conference declared that the well-being of children is the ultimate indicator of a healthy habitat, a democratic society and of good governance.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child challenges cities to reflect on themselves, of the services, amenities and quality of life they provide, in a new way. Approaches and participatory urban management that promotes the realization of the rights of the youngest citizens.
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