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5.04 Leisure activities build social skills and stimulate participation in community life. (recreation, sport, arts, culture, parks)

  1. Found: 1-12 of 135 entries
  2. Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling
    2016 - England

    Outdoor learning has a positive impact on children's behaviour, social skills, health and wellbeing, resilience, confidence and sense of place.

  3. The Benefits of Music Education
    2014 - Canada

    Music study leads to lasting changes in children’s brains, increasing their capacity to perform tasks that require sustained attention and careful listening and reading.

  4. 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.

  5. The Biggest Risk is Keeping Kids Indoors
    2015 - Canada

    Access to active play in nature and outdoors—with its risks—is essential for healthy child development. The report recommends increasing children’s opportunities for self-directed play outdoors in...

  6. Walking Works
    2015 - England

    Walking makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy and can even save your life.

  7. Cooperation is in our Nature
    2015 - Canada

    Exposure to nature increases cooperation, and, when considering environmental problems as social dilemmas, sustainable intentions and behavior.

  8. Social Impacts of Culture and Sport
    2015 - England

      The review concludes that existing evidence demonstrates a diverse range of social benefits are derived from engagement with sport and culture, both for society generally and when used within...

  9. The Role of Sport in Community Capacity Building
    2015 - USA

    Sport has demonstrated efficacy in building local skills, knowledge, and resources, increasing social cohesion, facilitating community dialog, leadership development, and encouraging civic...

  10. Green Schoolyards as Havens from Stress and Resources for Resilience in Childhood and Adolescence
    2014 - USA

    This paper describes how natural areas enabled elementary and high school students to escape stress, focus, build competence, and form supportive social groups.

  11. Connecting Recreation and Resiliency in Children
    2014 - Canada

    The study showed improvement in core character traits such as adaptability and social connectedness in children participating in recreation programs across Canada.

  12. The Value of Countryside and Visitor Management Services
    2013 - Scotland

    The social return from investing in providing countryside and visitor management services in the Pentland Hills Regional Park is about £9 for every £1 invested.

  13. The value of arts and culture to people and society: An evidence review
    2014 - England

    The arts and culture sector provides economic, social, health and wellbeing, and education benefits to society.

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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