The Natural Environment as a Playground for Children: The Impact of Outdoor Play Activities in Pre-Primary School Children

  title={The Natural Environment as a Playground for Children: The Impact of Outdoor Play Activities in Pre-Primary School Children},
  author={Ingunn Fj{\o}rtoft},
  journal={Early Childhood Education Journal},
  • I. Fjørtoft
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Education
  • Early Childhood Education Journal
have experienced positive results from being outdoorsin natural environments, but only a few studies haveNorwegian studies have revealed a disquieting ten-been done in this field (Bang et al., 1989; Fjortoft, 1999;dency that children are becoming more sedentary inGrahn et al., 1997). We know far too little about howtheir adolescence. They spend more time, approximatelythe natural environment functions as a playground forthree hours a day, on TV, video, and electronic mediachildren, and we know… 
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