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Norwegian allotment gardens — A study of motives and benefits

Urban allotment gardens are highly valued as safe outdoor places for children, as places to cultivate, and for providing access to nature

Let the children play: Scoping review on the implementation and use of loose parts for promoting physical activity participation

Loose parts in play environments can have a positive impact on children, but their influence on physical activity warrants further investigation

Differently designed playgrounds and preschooler’s physical activity play

Study suggests that outdoor play environments for young children should incorporate features of natural and traditional playgrounds to serve all activity levels

Preschool and childcare center characteristics associated with children’s physical activity during care hours: An observational study

Children are significantly less physically active during preschool/childcare hours than outside care hours

The importance of urban gardens in supporting children's biophilia

Gardens or yards are children’s main source of contact with biodiversity in their urban neighborhoods

Outdoor explorations with preschoolers: An observational study of young children's developing relationship with the natural world

Children’s understanding of the natural world develops through direct, positive experiences with nature, supported by adult guidance

Affordances of ditches for preschool children

Ditches have the potential to become an important design element in outdoor playspaces for young children

Geotheorizing mountain-child relations within anthropogenic inheritances

Early childhood pedagogy based on relationality rather than separation could serve as a form of resistance to an extractive relationship with the more-than-human world

Factors influencing children's use of urban green spaces

Children’s use of urban green spaces is strongly linked to parents’ attitudes and characteristics of the physical settings

Evaluating a supported nature play programme, parents' perspectives

Nature play program provided families with enriched connections with each other and with nature, while also promoting the development and well-being of children and their parents

Identifying and characterizing risky play in the age one-to-three years

The existing definition and characteristics of risky play may not be useful for one-year-olds

Urban green spaces for children: A cross-sectional study of associations with distance, physical activity, screen time, general health, and overweight

Closeness to urban green space is related to higher frequency of physical activity and less screen time for children but not for teens

Create, control and have territories or secret places: A comparative study of children's play territoriality in their daily outdoor environments between Beijing's urban village and modern residential areas

Natural areas are the most common play territories for children from different living environments

Mechanisms of children's exposure to nature: Predicting adulthood environmental citizenship and commitment to nature-based activities

Children’s self-exposure to nature is a strong predictor of adulthood environmental citizenship and a lifelong commitment to nature-based activities


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