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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

  1. Found: 1-12 of 139 entries
  2. ‘Physical activity recommendations for children and adolescents with chronic disease’
    2008 - USA

    Recent research involving youth with disabilities and chronic disease suggest positive effects of exercise therapy upon their aerobic capacity, functional ability, and quality of life.

  3. A case for investing in arts, culture and heritage infrastructure. Prepared for British Columbia Min
    2007 - Canada

    A national survey on children and youth found that children who participate in organized activities outside of school, e.g., music, the arts or clubs, tend to have higher self esteem, interact...

  4. A conceptual model of leisure and spiritual well-being
    2002 - Canada

    The proposed model of leisure and spiritual well-being suggests that leisure experiences, which involve an interplay of time, activity, motivation and setting, have the potential to provide...

  5. A Literature Review of the Evidence Base for Culture, the Arts and Sport Policy
    2004 - Scotland

    Scotland’s Centre for Cultural Policy review of the social and economic impacts of culture, the arts and sport provided robust research evidence, both national and international, on the reduction...

  6. A Miracle in the Outfield: The Benefits of Participation in Organized Baseball Leagues for Children
    2009 - USA

    Parents of children with disabilities believe participation in sport activities enhances motor and psychosocial skills and that participation has a positive impact on the entire family unit.

  7. A Policy Blueprint for Canada’s Children
    1999 - Canada

    Some communities in Canada are blessed with an array of health and wellness services for all children: well-baby clinics, parent resource centres, child care, recreation, nutrition and prenatal...

  8. Action Schools! BC. Phase I (Pilot) Evaluation Report and Recommendations
    2004 - Canada

     Action Schools! BC had a positive influence on the physical activity level of students in the Liaison and Champion schools, with a significant increase in minutes of physical activity...

  9. Active Education: Growing Evidence on Physical Activity and Academic Performance
    2015 - USA

    Long-term studies have demonstrated that increases in physical activity, resulting from greater time spent in physical education, were related to improved academic performance.

  10. 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. 

  11. Active music classes in infancy enhance musical, communicative and social development
    USA

    Active musical participation in infancy impacts social and communication development.

  12. Active Video Games: A Good Way to Exercise?
    2009 - Canada

    Several active video games provide significant levels of energy expenditure that can translate into positive health outcomes. They can also provide a high level of enjoyment, and this is...

  13. After-school activities and the development of low-income urban children: A longitudinal study
    1999 - USA

    Children who attended after-school programs spent more time on academic and extracurricular activities, whereas children in informal care settings spent more time watching TV and hanging out.

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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