Popping The Bubble Wrap For Children’s Health

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
700-828 W. 10 Ave., VGH Research Pavilion
Mariana Brussoni

Most of us have memories of childhoods with long hours spent outdoors and away from watchful eyes of adults. The childhood of today looks very different, with more time spent indoors, supervised and in front of screens. This interactive presentation will explore the pressures limiting children's outdoor play time and research examining the influence on children's health and development.

Learning objectives:

  • To review evidence on the influence of outdoor risky play on children’s health and wellbeing.
  • To discuss implications of anxiety-based caregiving on children’s health and well-being.
  • To consider strategies for overcoming barriers to children’s risky play.