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Children Who Play Outside More Likely To Protect Nature As Adults

News Article about the study by various researchers at UBC and The Child and Family Institute of BC (lead author Mariana Brussoni) that concludes that children who participated in physical activity such as climbing and jumping, rough and tumble play and exploring alone, displayed greater physical and social health.This study provides proof that playground safety standards and too much supervision limit children’s risky outdoor play. Playgrounds with less supervision and more chances for the children to engage in monitored risks lead to positive developments with health, behavior and social development, displayed through social interactions, creativity and resilience.