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Risky Outdoor Play Positively Impacts Children’s Health: UBC Study

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New research from UBC and the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital shows that risky outdoor play is not only good for children’s health but also encourages creativity, social skills and resilience.

The findings, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, found that children who participated in physical activity such as climbing and jumping, rough and tumble play and exploring alone, displayed greater physical and social health.

 

http://www.childrenandnature.org/2015/09/10/risky-outdoor-play-positively-impacts-childrens-health-ubc-study/?utm_source=01+MASTER+LIST+C%26NN+SIGNUPs&utm_campaign=947c7e602e-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e0808fca17-947c7e602e-39405605

WREN would like to thank the following organisations for their support:
Scottish Natural Heritage
The European Agriculture fund for Rural Development. Europe investing in rural areas
Leader
RSPB
The Highland Council
The Scottish Government

Tom Forrest (Chairman) chair@wr-en.co.uk

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