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Play in Natural Outdoor Environments: A Healthy Choice

  title={Play in Natural Outdoor Environments: A Healthy Choice},
  author={Mi Hwa Park and Jeanetta G. Riley},
Early childhood is a critical time for establishing a strong foundation of healthy habits that will shape children’s physical and psychological well-being both in the present and future (Frost, 2010; Sanders, 2006). Having regular contact with natural outdoor environments plays a pivotal role in promoting children’s health and wellbeing (Armitage, 2009; Jacobi-Vessels, 2013; Kernan & Devine, 2010; Louv, 2005; Robinson & Wadsworth, 2010). When children have regular time in the outdoors… 
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