Journal article

Parents' and Early Childhood Educators' Attitudes and Practices in Relation to Children's Outdoor Risky Play

Laura McFarland, Shelby Gull Laird

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION JOURNAL | SPRINGER | Published : 2018

Abstract

This study contributes to the understanding of early childhood educators’ and parents’ attitudes and practices in relation to outdoor risky play for children. This study included 26 early childhood educators and 112 parents in rural and metropolitan areas of Australia and the United States. Participants completed an online survey about their perspectives and practices related to the provision of opportunities for children to engage in outdoor risky play. Questions also investigated reasons that prevented participants from providing such opportunities for children. Findings indicated that most educators thought it was important for children to be provided opportunities for outdoor risky play ..

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Grants

Awarded by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, McIntire Stennis project


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, McIntire Stennis project - 1008379.