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2.01 Leisure activities and parks are essential to the holistic development of children and youth: - they gain physical fitness and enhance overall health/well-being - they learn motor skills (physical) through play and sport

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  2. [Asia] Children’s Developmental Needs: A Review of Connection to Nature
    2015 - Asia

    Play and experience in the nature contributes to children’s cognitive, physical and social development, restores positive emotion, develops sense of place, empathy and care for nature, and...

  3. [Australia] Art and Wellbeing: A Guide to the Connections between Community Cultural Development and Health, Eco
    2004 - Australia

    Direct involvement by communities in arts activity can contribute significantly to individual and community wellbeing and can enhance the efforts of government agencies in realizing their policies...

  4. [Australia] Education and the Arts Research Overview
    2005 - Australia

    Arts participation can positively impact student personal development and academic skills.
     

  5. [Australia] Healthy parks, healthy people The health benefits of contact with nature in a park context. A review
    2008 - Australia

    The main benefits to the health and wellbeing for individuals and communities that arise from contact with nature.include: 1. biological/mental wellbeing; 2. social/community wellbeing; 3. economic...

  6. [Australia] Beyond Blue to Green
    2010 - Australia

    The report reviews existing Australian and international literature on the links between mental health and well-being and contact with nature.

  7. [Australia] Active Mothers, Active Daughters
    2015 - Australia

    A number of maternal behaviors, social–cognitive and parenting correlates were found to be significantly associated with daughters’ physical activity. 

  8. [Australia] Neighborhood Physical Environment and Early Child Health and Development
    2015 - Australia

    The presence of child relevant neighborhood destinations and services were positively associated with early child development domains of physical health and wellbeing and social competence.

  9. [Australia] Neighbourhood Environments, Children’s Physical Activity, and Sedentary time
    2016 - Australia

    Mixed land use and many playgrounds and sport venues was associated with less television viewing on weekends.  

  10. [Belgium] Relationship between sports participation and the level of motor coordination in childhood
    2011 - Belgium

    Children who consistently practice sports in a club environment display better coordination levels than children who only partially participate or do not participate in a club environment at all.

  11. [Canada] Benefits of Investing in Sport
    2003 - Canada

    Regular involvement in sport and active recreation has a great impact on the cardiovascular systems of participants, the development and course of diabetes, and reduces the risks of colon cancer,...

  12. [Canada] Literature Review on Learning through Recreation (Discussion Paper No. F|15)
    2001 - Canada

    The presence of good parks, playgrounds and play spaces in a neighbourhood is strongly associated with increased rates of participation in supervised sports and the arts and has a positive...

  13. [Canada] Learning through Recreation (Data Analysis and Review)
    2001 - Canada

    Youth organized and structured recreational activity is an important element in their development, possible later civic competence and likelihood of participating in community life.

     

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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