Further Reading: Active Play and Outdoor Play

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Active Play

Engaging children in active play each day has been a licensing requirement since 2016. Evidence is showing that diversified physical activity is better for children, with it being particularly critical for those children in the early years. 

Children in childcare are not getting enough moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity

Kids’ physical activity before age 5 matters so much because of the developing brain

Exploring the importance of diversified physical activities in early childhood for later motor competence and physical activity level: a seven-year longitudinal study


Outdoor Play

Spending time outside has benefits to both our mental and physical health. When we are outside, we move more and feel a greater sense of connectedness to nature. 

The Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play

The Benefits of Outdoor Play

Advancing Outdoor Play and Early Childhood Education: A Discussion Paper

If in doubt, let them out — children have the right to play

Outdoor play in shorter, more frequent windows can boost physical activity in early learning settings