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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. [2016] 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. [2015] 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.

  4. [2015] 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...

  5. [2015] Walking Works
    2015 - England

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

  6. [2015] Cooperation is in our Nature
    2015 - Canada

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

  7. [2015] 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...

  8. [2015] 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...

  9. [2014] 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.

  10. [2014] 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. [2014] 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. [2014] 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.

  13. [2013] 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.

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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